Youth transitioning out of foster care and into adulthood need many supports to navigate the challenges they face. This CEU course focuses on the programs that aim to promote asset building and financial literacy. It explains why these programs are important, suggests a way to think about the types of existing programs, and summarizes what is known about their effects. It then discusses the need to build an evidence base for these types of initiatives in the context of independent living programs and explores some next steps for moving toward that goal.
Personal Assistance Services (PAS) are services that enable children and adults to maintain their usual level of independence in a general population shelter. This CEU course provides guidance to emergency and shelter planners for the development of PAS for children and adults with and without disabilities who have access and functional needs. This course, based on Federal law directives, identifies methods of achieving a lawful and equitable program.
This CEU course provides health care professionals working with the HIV-infected population information on the initial and interim history, physical examination, and laboratory tests; HIV classification; CD4 and viral load monitoring; risk of HIV progression and indications for ART; early HIV infection; expedited HIV testing; resistance testing; and the Karnofsky performance scale.