Quantum Units Education: New CEU Courses

Detained Youth – Psychiatric Disorders, Barriers to Mental Health Services, Violent Death

Even though research indicates that the majority of youth in the juvenile justice system have been diagnosed with psychiatric disorders, they often do not receive the treatment and services they need.  This CEU course examines changes in the prevalence and persistence of disorders during the 5 years after detention; describes youth’s perceptions of barriers to mental health services; and compares mortality rates for delinquent youth with those for the general population.

Privacy and Security of Electronic Health Information (HIPAA)

Everyone has a role to play in the privacy and security of electronic health information.  This CE course helps health care providers better understand how to integrate federal health information privacy and security requirements into their practices.

Preventing Child Abuse and Neglect – Evidence-Based Core Strategies

Child abuse and neglect is a serious public health issue with far-reaching consequences for the youngest and most vulnerable members of society.  This CEU course provides strategies that focus on preventing child abuse and neglect from happening in the first place as well as approaches to lessen the immediate and long-term harms of child abuse and neglect.

Domestic Violence and the Holidays: Cultural Sensitivity

Questions may arise about the increase of domestic violence during the holiday season and how to appropriately meet the needs of survivors and advocates working in shelters through the holiday season.  This CEU course examines several issues to consider when working with survivors and their families during the holiday season.

Detoxification and Substance Abuse Treatment (Updated)

Regardless of setting or level of care, the goals of detoxification are to provide safe and humane withdrawal from substances and to foster the patient’s entry into long-term treatment and recovery.  This CE course provides the core concepts of the detoxification field, discusses the primary goals of detoxification services, and highlights issues involved with providing detoxification within systems of care.  In addition, the criteria for placing patients in appropriate treatment settings, the psychological and biomedical issues that may affect detoxification and ensuing treatment, and treatment regimens for specific substance are discussed.

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Quantum Units Education: New CEU Courses

Principles of Drug Abuse Treatment for Criminal Justice Populations (Updated)

Drug addiction is a brain disease that affects behavior and recovery from drug addiction and requires effective treatment, followed by management of the problem over time.  This CEU course describes the treatment principles and research findings that have particular relevance to the criminal justice community and to treatment professionals working with drug abusing offenders.

Treatment Guidelines for Eating Disorders

Eating disorders are real, treatable medical illnesses.  This CE course provides a brief description of anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge-eating disorder; examines the treatment guidelines for these eating disorders, including when to end treatment, what patients with eating disorders are looking for in treatment and in a therapist, and the importance, as well as the timing, of family involvement.  Nutrition related treatment, weight gain guidelines, and pharmacotherapy are also discussed.

HIV Infection in Women

The worldwide HIV epidemic continues to afflict young women; at the same time, the number of women who acquire HIV infection at birth is slowly rising.  This CEU course provides the epidemiology and natural history of HIV infection in women; approaches to use with the patient; prevention of HIV infection; information related to primary medical care; adherence to HIV treatment and retention in care; and international perspectives.

Preventing Sexual Violence – Evidence-Based Practices

Sexual violence is a serious public health problem that affects millions of people each year.  This CE course provides a select group of strategies based on best available evidence on prevention activities with the greatest potential to reduce sexual violence and its consequences.

Co-Occurring Developmental Disabilities and Mental Health Problems

People with developmental disabilities are at increased risk for developing mental health problems across the lifespan, and treatment professionals often find it difficult to determine whether the behavior they are looking at is due to an underlying disability or a mental health problem – or both.  This CE course provides an overview of dual diagnosis, focuses on the impact of dual diagnosis on family life, and explores treatment and support for people affected by dual diagnosis.

Parenting Interventions for Men Who Batter

Fathers today are spending more time with their children, taking more responsibility for child care tasks, and sharing in more parenting decision.  This CEU course describes developments in the field of parenting programs for men who batter, identifies commonalities across pioneering programs in approach and philosophy, and highlights areas of greater debate within the field.  In addition, questions about program length and organization, referral routes, specific program content, and nature of collaboration between agencies are addressed.

Sheltering Transgender Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence

Transgender and non-transgender survivors of intimate partner violence (IPV) share the same vital need for safety, shelter, and support services.  This CEU course provides effective strategies for integrating trans women into shelters, building on the knowledge that most professionals have already developed practice, familiarity, and skill in while providing shelter services to women.

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Quantum Units Education: New CEU Courses

Human Services for Low Income and At Risk LGBT Populations

The social and legal environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people in the United States is changing rapidly.  This CEU course provides the results of an assessment of research needs related to human services for LGBT people.  The assessment aims to determine what is known and what needs to be learned in the areas of socioeconomic characteristics and risks among LGBT populations, their current participation in human services, and strategies for serving these populations effectively.  This course defines and concentrates on low-income LGBT populations and programs to support economic security; LGBT populations and the child welfare system; and LGBT youth and programs to support them.

HIV AIDS Clinical Care: Neuropsychiatric Disorders

This CEU course provides health care professionals working with the HIV-infected population information on pain syndrome and peripheral neuropathy; HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders; major depression and other depressive disorders; suicide risk; anxiety disorders; panic disorder; posttraumatic stress disorder; and insomnia.

Principles of Vaccination and Immunization Strategies

Immunology is a complicated subject, however, an understanding of the basic function of the immune system is useful in order to understand both how vaccines work and the basis of recommendations for their use.  This CEU course discusses immunology and vaccine-preventable diseases; classification of vaccines; the need for strategies to increase immunization levels; the AFIX approach; recordkeeping; immunization information systems (IIS); recommendations to parents and reinforcement of the need to return; reminder and recall messages to patients; reduction of missed opportunities to vaccinate; and reduction to barriers to immunization within the practice.

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Quantum Units Education: New CEU Courses

HIV AIDS Clinical Care Treatment

This CEU course provides health care professionals working with the HIV-infected population information on antiretroviral therapy; reducing perinatal HIV transmission; care of HIV-infected pregnant women; health care of HIV-infected women through the life cycle; palliative care and HIV; and adherence.

Ecological, Biological, and Developmental Studies of Self-Regulation and Stress

Severe childhood stress appears to have lasting effects, with self-regulation-related difficulties seen into adulthood.  This CE course provides clarity on how stress may impact the development of self-regulation by operationalizing stress and self-regulation; discussing different perspectives of how stress and self-regulation interact and influence each other; and identifying and addressing important questions in scientific literature with a methodical and comprehensive empirical review of human and nonhuman studies of stress and self-regulation.

Promoting Emotional Health and Preventing Suicide: A Toolkit for Senior Centers

As a focus point for the community, senior centers connect older adults with a range of critical services and programs, including meals and nutrition programs, transportation services, health and wellness programs, and social and recreational activities.  Therefore, these centers play an important role in promoting emotional health among older adults and increasing the factors that may protect them from suicide.  This CEU course provides an overview of suicide among older adults and how to help address this important problem.  In addition, this course discusses key strategies that can be used to promote emotional well-being and prevent suicide among older adults and describes recommended steps for carrying out each strategy.

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