Quantum Units Education: New CEU Courses

Men and Suicide: A Neural Basis for the Acquired Capability

The high rate of fatal suicidal behavior in men is an urgent issue as highlighted in the public eye via news sources and media outlets.  This advanced CE course addresses this issue while attempting to understand the neural substrates underlying the gender differences in the rate of fatal suicidal behavior.

Behavioral Health Screening in HIV Care Settings

Behavioral health screening is an important step for health care provider organizations to increase access to quality behavioral health care.  This CEU course provides steps and examples that organizations can follow to build effective behavioral health screening that supports a system of integrated care.

Domestic Violence Offender Program Standards

Domestic violence, as a learned behavior, is supported by a system of beliefs and attitudes and requires a variety of approaches to prevent, reduce, and eliminate it.  This CEU course provides standards that are designed to address the patterns and dynamics of male to female violence, control, and abuse.  These standards are intended to serve as a framework for program providers to develop and deliver domestic violence services.

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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

Substance Abuse Counselor Competencies (TAP 21 Updated)

Addiction professionals work in a broad variety of disciplines but share an understanding of the addictive process that goes beyond the narrow confines of any one specialty.  This CEU course addresses the professional standards that should guide substance abuse treatment counselors; the appropriate scope of practice for the field; the competencies that are associated with positive outcomes; and the knowledge, skills, and attitudes (KSAs) that all substance abuse treatment professionals should have in common.

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

This CEU course addresses important unanswered questions regarding the impact of stress on self-regulation development including how lasting these effects may be, if there are particular periods of development that are more sensitive to its effects, and how individual differences moderate the impact of stress on self-regulation.  Environmental and contextual factors that may increase vulnerability to and protect children from the effects of stress is also examined.

Supporting Pregnant Domestic Violence Survivors in Shelters

Pregnant women’s experiences and needs for emotional support, physical well-being, access to healthcare and other community-based services are significantly different from women who are not pregnant.  This CEU course provides information on the impact of trauma in pregnancy and childbirth.

Ending Conversion Therapy

Negative social attitudes and discrimination related to an individual’s LGBTQ identity can contribute to health and behavioral health disparities, and may result in institutional, interpersonal, and individual stressors that affect mental health and well-being.  This CE course provides information about effective and ineffective therapeutic practices related to children’s and adolescent’s sexual orientation and gender identity.  Specifically, this course addresses the issue of conversion therapy for minors, that is, efforts to change an individual’s sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

Intimate Partner Violence Against Transgender People and People of Color

Intimate partner violence (IPV) affects many LGBTQ and HIV-affected people, yet there remains a great deal of silence surrounding IPV, and many conversations about IPV outside LGBTQ communities are facilitated in a heteronormative context.  This CEU course provides strategies to create dialogue on IPV in transgender communities and communities of color, explores ways to support survivors, and identifies resources for IPV.

Developing a Trauma-Informed Juvenile Justice Program with Behavioral Health Conditions

The majority of youth in contact with the juvenile justice system in this country have a diagnosable behavioral health condition.  This CE course discusses trauma and its effects on youth, especially those with behavioral health conditions; the types of trauma-related disorders, the behavioral manifestations of trauma that youth may display, and factors that affect the severity of trauma-related disorders.  Key elements of a trauma-informed approach within the context of juvenile justice diversion are also described.

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Quantum Units Education: New CEU courses

Integrating Services for Survivors of Domestic Violence Experiencing Homelessness

This CEU course lays the groundwork to understanding the intersection between domestic violence and homelessness, and offers practical strategies that providers can follow to improve service integration.  Also addressed is the gap between the domestic violence and homeless service systems and how this gap can be bridged.

Adolescent Alcohol Use – Exploring Rural-Urban Differences

This CEU course examines the relationship between individual, family, peer, school, and religious factors and alcohol use by adolescents living in urban and rural areas.  While the material covered in this course is preliminary, it may suggest protective and risk factors that contribute to alcohol use in rural areas, knowledge that can point the way to the development of rural-specific prevention strategies, targeted research, and long-term policy approaches.

Sufficient Sleep in Homeless Environments

This CEU course provides health care workers with information on sufficient sleep, focusing on the following topics: the psychological and physiological aspects of sleep deficits; the different types of sleep disorders; treatment approaches; the relationship between insomnia and mental heath or substance abuse disorders; and recommendations for improving sleep quality at homeless shelters.

Prevention of Child Abuse and Exploitation

This CEU course: defines the nature and scope of child sexual abuse and exploitation; acknowledges the need to build on the foundation of existing research, advocacy, and treatment; discusses the value of a National Plan; encourages the development of prevention-focused policy; and describes a range of actions that includes individuals, community, and policy level strategies, to stop demand for, and to prevent, child sexual abuse and exploitation.

Hep C Counseling and Testing

This CEU course provides guidance for counseling and testing of individuals who are at risk for or potentially infected with the hepatitis C virus (HCV).  Topics discussed include: background; testing; antibody negative / non-reactive test results; antibody positive / reactive test results; confirmatory testing; and HCV rapid antibody testing.

 

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Domestic abuse may affect children in womb

Domestic violence can affect children even before they’re born, indicates new research by Michigan State University scientists.

The study is the first to link abuse of pregnant women with emotional and behavioral trauma symptoms in their children within the first year of life. Symptoms include nightmares, startling easily, being bothered by loud noises and bright lights, avoiding physical contact and having trouble experiencing enjoyment.

“For clinicians and mothers, knowing that the prenatal experience of their domestic violence can directly harm their babies may be a powerful motivator to help moms get out of these abusive situations,” said Alytia Levendosky, psychology professor and study co-author.

Full story of domestic abuse while children in the womb at Science Daily