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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.