States Consider Requiring Mandatory Opioid Abuse Education in Public Schools

Some states are considering requiring mandatory opioid abuse education in public schools, according to The Washington Post.

Ohio is requiring opioid education in kindergarten through twelfth grade. The Michigan legislature is considering a similar program. The Michigan bill states, “The model program of instruction adopted or developed by the department shall include at least instruction on the prescription drug epidemic and the connection between prescription opioid drug abuse and addiction to other drugs.”

Full story of mandatory opioid abuse education in schools at drugfree.org

ADHD Medications Don’t Appear to Help Children With Homework: Study

Giving children stimulant medication meant to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has no significant effect on homework completion or accuracy, a new small study suggests.

The study, published in the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, included 75 children with ADHD who were attending a summer school program. The children received either behavioral treatment with daily report cards and parent coaching, or a long-acting stimulant, Reuters reports.

Full story of ADHD and children’s homework studies at drugfree.org

QUANTUM UNITS EDUCATION: New CEU Courses

New! Addressing Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors in Substance Abuse Treatment for Clinicians

This course was developed from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration informational which: provides information about suicidality; focuses on the information that treatment professionals need to know and provides that information in an accessible manner; synthesizes knowledge and grounds it in the practical realities of clinical cases and real situations so that the reader will come away with increased knowledge, encouragement, and resourcefulness in working with substance abuse treatment clients who have suicidal thoughts or behaviors.

NEW-QUANTUM-LOGO_thumb.jpgNew! Diabetes Care for Clients in Behavioral Health Treatment

This course was developed from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration advisory which provides a brief overview of diabetes and an introduction to the reciprocal relationship between diabetes and behavioral health disorders. It also discusses ways in which behavioral health treatment providers can help minimize consequences of diabetes for their clients by screening for the disease, providing referrals to care as needed, and coordinating care with other providers. Counselors also can play an important role supporting clients to simultaneously manage their diabetes and their recovery from mental illness or an SUD.

New! Diagnoses and Health Care of Children in Foster Care and Covered by Medicaid

This course was developed from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration informational and Truven Health Analytics report which presents (1) the prevalence of mental and physical illnesses and (2) the utilization of health care services among children in foster care (FC) who are covered by Medicaid.  Disparities between the children in FC and children covered by Medicaid who are not in FC are also identified.

New! Viral Hepatitis in People with Substance Use Disorders

This course was developed from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration publication which: presents information on the disease that behavioral health treatment professionals need to know when working with clients who have or may have hepatitis; provides factual information on the disease in language that can be readily understood by professionals without a medical background; addresses issues such as hepatitis prevention, screening, treatment, and coordination of client care; emphasizes the need for close collaboration between medical and behavioral health treatment providers in working with clients who have both hepatitis and an SUD.

For more information on these ceus and many more, visit Quantum Units Education

Beedie Savage – President of Quantum Units Education

QUANTUM UNITS EDUCATION: New Online CEU Courses

Counseling Skills for the Treatment of Complex Trauma

The purpose of this course is to provide knowledge and understanding of the psychological and neurobiological impact of complex trauma resulting from child sexual abuse, sexual violence, and domestic abuse. The information was taken from the book, Counseling Skills for Working with Trauma by Christiane Sanderson. It explores how practitioners can work more effectively with trauma, and offers techniques and skills which can easily be integrated into different therapeutic models.

NEW-QUANTUM-LOGO_thumb.jpgMarijuana Abuse

 

This course is based on a recent research report, 2012, issued by the National Institute on Drug Abuse. The report contains the most current knowledge and information of marijuana abuse and it’s harmful effects.

Principles of Drug Abuse Treatment in Criminal Justice Populations

This course is based on the updated research guide by NIDA (National Institute on Drug Abuse) and is intended to describe the treatment principles and research findings that have particular relevance to the criminal justice community and to treatment professionals working with drug abusing offenders.

For more information on these new courses and many more, visit Quantum Units Education

Beedie Savage – President of Quantum Units Education

QUANTUM UNITS EDUCATION: New Online CEU Course

New! Treating Eating, Weight and Body Image Issues

CEU Course Description

NEW QUANTUM LOGOTherapists and Counselors often encounter clients with mild to moderate eating and body image issues, less severe than anorexia, bulimia, or binge-eating disorder. They emerge as minor themes that lurk behind major presenting problems such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, trauma, and marital discord; and therapists who aren’t looking for them may miss opportunities. This course is for practitioners who lack expertise in this area, and provides clinical strategies and therapeutic techniques to explore clients’ feelings about food and their bodies to get at the root of these issues.

New Save Exam Feature

We have added a new feature to our online testing system. Now when taking the electronic exam you have the option to click ‘save this exam’ at the bottom so that you can complete it later. You no longer have to complete exams in one sitting. Saved exams will be stored within your account under the ‘Exams in Progress’ tab.

For more on the new course and many more, visit Quantum Units Education

Beedie Savage – President of Quantum Units Education