Quantum Units Education: New CEU Courses

Conversations about Mental Health

Mental health issues in our communities, particularly for youth, are complex and challenging.  This CEU course provides information regarding mental health and mental illness and how communities can improve prevention of mental illnesses, promotion of mental health, public education and awareness, early identification, treatment, crisis response, and recovery supports available.

Evidence-Based Treatments for First Episode Psychosis

The majority of individuals with serious mental illness experience the first signs of illness during adolescence or early adulthood and there are often long delays between symptom onset and the receipt of evidence-based interventions.  This CE course provides an overview of the evidence-based components of coordinated specialty care programs for the treatment of first episode psychosis (FEP).

New Generation Cannabinoid Designer Drugs

Synthetic cannabinoids are functionally similar to THC and bind to the same cannabinoid receptors in the brain and peripheral organs.  This advanced CEU course provides detailed information about how the synthetic cannabinoids on the market elicit their actions and the dangers of their use.

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Quantum Units Education: New CEU Courses

Supporting Women with Substance Use Disorders in Co-ed Settings

Most women are served in co-ed settings, yet the design of behavioral health services rarely takes sex and gender differences into account.  This CE course provides principles and practices that co-ed centers can use to assess and improve their programs to better serve women.

Impacts of Sleep Loss and Stress

Sleep has been ascribed a critical role in cognitive functioning.  This advanced CEU course provides evidence linking sleep to mechanisms of protein synthesis-dependent synaptic plasticity and synaptic scaling.  How disruption of sleep by acute and chronic stress may impair these mechanisms and degrade sleep function is also considered.

Breastfeeding: Influence on Socio-Emotional Development

Exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) duration plays a prominent role in promoting healthy brain and cognitive development in human children.  This advanced CEU course examines whether and how the duration of EBF impacts the neural processing of emotional signals by measuring electro-cortical responses to body expressions in 8-month-old infants.

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Quantum Units Education: New CEU Courses

Suicide Prevention in American Indian and Alaska Native Communities

Suicide is a significant public health problem in the United States, with the rates of suicide within some populations being particularly high.  This CEU course provides information about suicide clusters and responses in tribal communities; strength-based approaches to prevention, response, and recovery; existing and needed resources for prevention, response and recovery; and recommendations for tribal communities, and partners.

Anxiety Disorders and Developmental Attachment

Anxiety disorders represent a common but often debilitating form of psychopathology in both children and adults.  This advanced CEU course presents a model of the influence of attachment relationships on the development of stress regulation strategies and discusses the role those relationships play in the development and maintenance of anxiety disorders, particularly the neurobiological alterations that underpin them.

Health Consequences of Tobacco

The epidemic of smoking-caused disease in the twentieth century ranks among the greatest public health catastrophes.  This CEU course provides data on the numerous health effects resulting from smoking and exposure to second-hand smoke, and details public health trends in tobacco use.  Strategies and effective interventions with the potential to eradicate the death and disease caused by the tobacco epidemic are also examined.

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Quantum Units Education: New CEU Courses

Caring for Homeless Patients with Opioid Use Disorders: Clinical Guidelines

Numerous factors associated with homelessness may increase the risk of developing severe opioid use disorders and make treatment more difficult.  This CE course discusses optimal care for people with opioid use disorders who are homeless or marginally housed, addressing clinical and programmatic issues.

The Effects of Child Maltreatment on Brain Development

This CEU course provides information on typical brain development and the potential effects of abuse and neglect on that development.  The information in this course is designed to help professionals understand the emotional, mental, and behavioral impact of early abuse and neglect in children who come to the attention of the child welfare system.

Evidence-Based Interventions for Autism Spectrum Disorders

Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) have lifelong effects on individual functioning in areas such as learning, relationships, and independence in daily life.  This CE course provides information and tools to support healthcare professionals in making informed decisions about selection, implementation, and monitoring of ASD interventions.

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Quantum Units Education: New CEU Courses

Florida Laws and Rules for Mental Health and Social Worker Professionals

This CEU course provides the laws and rules for clinical social workers, marriage and family therapist, and mental health counselor professionals practicing in Florida.

Support for Sexually Exploited Minors

Commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking of minors in the United States are frequently overlooked, misunderstood, and unaddressed domestic problems that not only are illegal activities, but also result in immediate and long-term physical, mental, and emotional harm to victims and survivors.  This CEU course examines emerging strategies for preventing and identifying these crimes, for assisting and supporting victims and survivors, and for addressing exploiters and traffickers.

Verbal De-escalation of the Agitated Patient

Agitation is an acute behavioral emergency requiring immediate intervention.  Verbal de-escalation is usually the key to engaging the patient and helping them become an active partner in their evaluation and treatment.  This CE course details the proper foundations for appropriate training for de-escalation and provides intervention guidelines, using the “10 domains of de-escalation.”

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