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SOCIAL WORK SCHOOLS TO BUILD ADDICTION PRINCIPLES INTO CURRICULA [+VIDEO]

By Andy Metzger
STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE

STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, OCT. 10, 2017.....Students at the nine social work schools in Massachusetts will learn about preventing and treating substance misuse under an agreement worked out by the Baker administration.

Schools have agreed to incorporate the learning into core requirements for graduating and participating as social workers in Massachusetts, Gov. Charlie Baker said after a meeting in his office with deans from nine schools.

"I simply want to say thanks to the schools for stepping up and working with us on this," Baker said.


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