Quantum Units Education: New CEU Courses

Behavioral Health Among College Students

Alcohol, illicit drug, and tobacco use is more common among young adults than in any other age group.  This CE course aims to increase awareness of the wide range of issues faced by young adults enrolled in colleges due to underage and excessive alcohol use, use of tobacco products, illicit drug use (including the increasing prevalence of the use of prescription and over-the-counter medications for nonmedical purposes), and mental health issues.

Supporting Service Providers in Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (Updated)

The consequences of child abuse and neglect ripple across the lifespan, negatively impacting a child’s chances to succeed in school, work, and relationships.  This CE course aims to support community-based child abuse prevention professionals who work to prevent child maltreatment and promote well-being.  Sample scenarios are used to illustrate how multiple protective factors supports and strengthen families who are experiencing stress.

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Quantum Units Education: New CEU Courses

Faith and Communities – Partnering to Prevent Crime and Violence

This CEU course provides useful strategies for building capacity, developing partnerships, and seeking grant opportunities.  Topics of focus are: building capacity within faith-based organizations; partnering with organizations to prevent crime; and effective and efficient grant acquisition and management.

Guidelines for the Successful Transition of People with Behavioral Health Disorders from Jail and Prison

This CEU course provides guidelines that are intended to assist behavioral health and corrections and community corrections administrators in their ability to develop effective transition plans and to drive cross-system reentry approaches between behavioral health and criminal justice agencies.  The guidelines examined in this course can be used as a tool within behavioral health agencies on the state and local levels to ensure that community-based approaches respond to the multidimensional needs of clients who are involved in the criminal justice system and the agencies that supervise them.

Information Sharing Between Criminal Justice and Healthcare Communities to Enhance Health and Public Safety

This CEU course: identifies the full range of beneficial information exchanges between the criminal justice and healthcare systems; provides detail on specific information exchanges within the context of routine criminal justice and health operations; serves as a guide to policymakers and practitioners seeking to implement information exchange, by offering detail on workflow and implementation issues; and offers a “blueprint” to certain specific information exchanges through the development of technical use cases.

Factors Affecting Health of Women of Color

This CEU course examines the health care systems, the major diseases, and the barriers to accessing health care for women of American Indians / Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders, Hispanics and Latinos, Blacks / African Americans, and Asian Americans.

Dual Diagnosis: Understanding Co-Occurring Mental Illness and Substance Use Disorders

Behavioral health professionals have a responsibility to be aware of the complex relationship between mental illness and substance abuse or dependence, known as dual diagnoses or co-occurring disorders. This brief continuing education course was developed to present information to help support those with dual diagnosis, so they may experience lasting results that enable them to lead healthy and productive lives. Topics include characteristics and prevalence, theories, screening and assessment, and treatment of dual diagnosis.

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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.

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Five Most Effective Parenting Programs to Reduce Problem Behaviors in Teens

All parents want what’s best for their children. But not every parent knows how to provide their child with the tools to be successful, or how to help them avoid the biggest adolescent behavior problems: substance use, delinquency, school dropout, pregnancy and violence.

These problems can affect children for the rest of their lives. University of Washington researchers evaluated about 20 parenting programs and found five that are especially effective at helping parents and children at all risk levels avoid adolescent behavior problems that affect not only individuals, but entire communities.

“With these programs, you see marked decreases in drug use, reduced aggression, reduced depression and anxiety, and better mental health,” said Kevin Haggerty, assistant director of the UW’s Social Development Research Group in the School of Social Work.

“You see the impact of when parents get on the same page and work together to provide an environment that promotes wellbeing. You can make long-term impacts.”

Haggerty said it’s ironic that parents spend hours taking birthing classes to prepare for something that will happen naturally, yet there is no training on how to actually parent a child. He took a parenting workshop years ago and said learning how to deal with conflict changed his family’s dynamic.

Full story of reducing teen behavior problems at Science Daily

Beedie Savage – President of Quantum Units Education

New CEUs for Mental Health and Drug Addiction Treatment

New! Medicaid and Behavioral Health

This handbook is intended to provide the reader with a basic understanding of the Medicaid program. There is a specific emphasis on the interplay between Medicaid principles and behavioral health services. The goal is for the reader to navigate his or her state Medicaid program so that he or she can contribute meaningfully to policy conversations related to provision of behavioral health services to individuals who are eligible for Medicaid.

NEW QUANTUM LOGONew! Principles of Drug Addiction Treatment-Updated

This update of the National Institute on Drug Abuse’s Principles of Drug Addiction Treatment is intended to address addiction to a wide variety of drugs, including nicotine, alcohol, and illicit and prescription drugs. It is designed to serve as a resource for healthcare providers, family members, and other stakeholders trying to address the myriad problems faced by patients in need of treatment for drug abuse or addiction.

New! Trauma-Focused Interventions for Domestic Violence Survivors

This course reviews the trauma-based treatments that have been designed or modified specifically for Intimate Partner Violence survivors and provides cautions and recommendations for moving forward.

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Beedie Savage – President of Quantum Units Education