Quantum Units Education: New CEU Courses

Tobacco, Nicotine, and E-Cigarettes

As tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of mortality in the United States, differential rates of smoking and use of other tobacco products is a significant contributor to health disparities among some of the most vulnerable people in our society.  This CEU course examines the demographics of those who use nicotine products, why nicotine is more addictive and quitting is harder for some people and less so for others, and the treatments available for tobacco dependence.

Human Trafficking for Child Welfare Agencies and Caseworkers

Due to their potentially unstable living situations, physical distance from friends and family, traumatic experiences, and emotional vulnerability, children involved with child welfare are at risk for being targeted by traffickers who are actively seeking children to exploit.  This CEU course explores how child welfare agencies and caseworkers can identify and support children who have been victimized as well as children that are at greater risk for future victimization.  Strategies that agencies can implement to address the trafficking of children, tools and resources to assist caseworkers, along with State and local policy and program examples are also provided.

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Quantum Units Education: New CEU Courses

Opioid Use Disorder: Partnering Clients, Health Care, and Addiction Professionals

Opioid misuse has caused a growing nationwide epidemic of OUD and unintentional overdose deaths.  This CEU course provides information for professionals working with individual who take a Food and Drug Administration-approved medication for opioid use disorder.

Chronic Pain and Opioid Misuse

The crisis of prescription opioid related harms has focused attention toward identifying and treating high-risk populations.  This CE course reviews the epidemiology and clinical management of comorbid chronic pain and prescription opioid or other substance misuse.

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Quantum Units Education: New CEU Courses

Suicide Clusters in American Indian and Alaska Native Communities

American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) adolescents and young adults have alarmingly high suicide rates and are at greater risk for suicide contagion and cluster formation than other age demographics.  This CE course provides research on suicide clusters and contagion in general and within AI/AN communities, and includes discussions with several subject matter experts and interviews with representatives from the CDC and the Indian Health Service.

PTSD and Cardiovascular Disease

Though many cardiovascular disease (CVD) prevention efforts have focused on reducing exposure to traditional risk factors, there is increasing recognition of the importance of psychological risk factors.  This CE course looks at how targeting PTSD and other psychological conditions could dramatically reduce the burden of CVD.

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Quantum Units Education: New CEU Courses

Substance Abuse Treatment and Family Therapy (Revised)

The fields of substance abuse treatment and family therapy share many common assumptions, approaches, and techniques, but differ in significant philosophical and practical ways that affect treatment approaches and goals.  This CE course explores the impact of substance abuse on families; discusses approaches to therapy in both substance abuse treatment and family therapy; presents a discussion of integrated models for substance abuse treatment and family therapy; provides background information about substance abuse treatment for various populations and applications to family therapy for each population; and presents information about the importance of improving services to families and some policy implications to consider for effectively joining family therapy and substance abuse treatment.

HIV AIDS Clinical Care Common Complaints

This CEU course explores common complaints, such as diarrhea, fatigue, fever, lymphadenopathy, and vaginitis / vaginosis, among other conditions, within the HIV / AIDS population.

Groupwork with Men Who Batter

Currently, there is wide variation in content, style, and length of batterer intervention programs, from small group treatment programs to universal prevention efforts.  This CEU course focuses on the research on small group treatment programs for men who batter by first providing a brief overview of the history and current practice of groupwork with men who batter, and then focuses on key findings from the published research on batterer group programs.

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QUANTUM UNITS EDUCATION: New CEU Courses

New! HIV and Drugs of Abuse Revised

CE Course Description
This short CE Course is based on an updated research report by NIDA that highlights the state of the science between HIV and drug abuse.

New! HIV Update and Special Populations

CE Course Description
This short CE course on HIV and Special Populations is an update from the Center for Disease Control and addresses new data related to special populations in the United States.

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

CE Course Description
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! Use of Benzodiazepines in the Treatment of PTSD

CE Course Description
This short course is an update by the National Center for PTSD/VA Medical Center on current recommendations regarding benzodiazepine use in PTSD treatment.

Homestudy: The Mindfulness Workbook for Addiction

Course Description
This course was developed from the book, The Mindfulness Workbook for Addiction: A Guide to Coping with the Grief, Stress, and Anger that Trigger Addictive Behavior by Rebecca E. Williams, PhD, and Julie Kraft, MA. It is designed to provide strategies for long tem wellness and recovery for those who have faced addiction, including getting to know thoughts, feelings, and behavior patterns and finding a path toward self-acceptance, transformation, and healing. The course outlines mindfulness practices that will benefit those in recovery as well as the professionals who work with them.

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