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Social Workers

Social workers help clients handle everyday life problems. They often assist clients who have issues caused by neglect, abuse, domestic violence, mental health, and parental substance abuse. They may also help clients adjust to changes and challenges in their lives, such as illness, divorce, or unemployment, efer, and advocate for community resources, such as food stamps, childcare, and healthcare to assist and improve a client’s well-being, and respond to crisis situations such as child abuse and mental health emergencies.

 

Substance Abuse Counselors

Substance abuse counselors work with people who are recovering from alcohol or drug addictions. They may work with clients who voluntarily seek recovery or who have received court orders to address their addictions. In general, counselors diagnose substance abuse problems and work with clients to create treatment plans. Clients and counselors collaborate to identify positive coping mechanisms and healthy behaviors that can replace substance abuse.

 

Community Health Workers

Community health workers assist individuals and communities to adopt healthy behaviors.  They also conduct outreach for medical personnel or health organizations to implement programs in the community that promote individual and community health and provide information on available resources, provide social support and informal counseling, advocate for individuals and community health needs, and provide services such as first aid and blood pressure screening. They may also collect data to help identify community health needs.

Find Training & Education Programs in Public Services

Central New Mexico

Central New Mexico Community College - Advanced Technology Center | Albuquerque

Central New Mexico Community College - Montoya | Albuquerque

Central New Mexico Community College - South Valley | Albuquerque

Central New Mexico Community College - Westside | Albuquerque

Central New Mexico Community College | Albuquerque

Human Development and Family Studies, General

Level: Associates Degree
Time to completion: 4 terms
Delivery: Face to Face & Online

Contact Info:
Pat Seitz,
seitz@cnm.edu
(505) 224-4000 Ext 50040

Central New Mexico Community College | Rio Rancho

Northern New Mexico

Luna Community College

Northern New Mexico College

Substance Abuse Couseling

Level: Associates Degree
Time to completion: 2 years
Delivery: Face to Face
Next start date: August 26, 2021

Contact Info:
Dr. Tara Lopez,
tara.lopez@nnmc.edu
(505) 747-2120

San Juan College | Farmington

Human Services

Level: Associates Degree
Time to completion: 2 years
Delivery: Face to Face
Next start date: August 23, 2021

Contact Info:
Dawn Myers,
myersd@sanjuancollege.edu
(505) 366-3608

Human Services

Level: Associates Degree
Time to completion: 2 years
Delivery: Face to Face
Next start date: August 23, 2021

Contact Info:
Dawn Myers,
myersd@sanjuancollege.edu
(505) 366-3608

Santa Fe Community College

University of New Mexico | Los Alamos

Public Safety

Level: Associates Degree
Time to completion: 2 years
Delivery: Hybrid

Contact Info:
Irina Alvestad,
irina@unm.edu
(505) 662-5919

University of New Mexico | Taos

Human Services

Level: Certificate
Time to completion: 1-2 years
Delivery: Hybrid

Contact Info:
Dr. Randi Archuleta,
randia@unm.edu
(575) 737-6226

Eastern New Mexico

Clovis Community College | Clovis

Mesalands Community College

Social Work

Level: Associate Degree
Time to completion: 2 years
Delivery: In-person
Next start date: August 21, 2021

Contact Info:
Donna Garcia,
donnag@mesalands.edu
(575) 461-4413 ext. 176

New Mexico Junior College | Hobbs

New Mexico State University | Carlsbad

Social Work

Level: Certificate
Time to completion: 1 year
Delivery: Hybrid
Next start date: August 18, 2021

Contact Info:
Jalal Hamedi,
jhamedi@nmsu.edu
(575) 234-9270

Southern New Mexico

Dona Ana Community College | Las Cruces

Public Health

Level: Associates Degree
Time to completion: 16 months
Delivery: Face to Face, Online, & Hybrid

Contact Info:
Becky Corran,
rcorran@dacc.nmsu.edu
(575) 528-7033

Eastern New Mexico University | Ruidoso

Human Services Alcohol and Drug Abuse Studies

Level: Certificate
Time to completion: 1 year
Delivery: Online

Contact Info:
Coda Omness,
coda.omness@enmu.edu
(575) 315-1152

New Mexico State University | Alamogordo

Social Work

Level: Associates Degree
Time to completion: 2 years
Delivery: Face to Face
Next start date: August 18, 2021

Contact Info:
Dr. Catherine Aguilar-Morgan,
cagmor@nmsu.edu
(575) 439-3768

Western New Mexico

University of New Mexico | Gallup

Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling

Level: Associates Degree
Time to completion: 2 years
Delivery: Hybrid

Contact Info:
Byron Moore,
byronmoore@unm.edu

Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling

Level: Certificate
Time to completion: 1 year
Delivery: Hybrid

Contact Info:
Byron Moore,
byronmoore@unm.edu

Western New Mexico University | Silver City

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Education: Bachelor's Degree
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