Quantum Units Education: New CEU Courses

Motivational Interviewing in Social Work Practice

Motivational interviewing allows the client to be in charge of determining the changes that need to take place in their life and provides a way of enabling the client to talk themselves into making such changes.  This CEU course explores how motivational interviewing can be used by social workers and gives case examples illustrating the skills and techniques needed to be successful with clients.

Supporting Brain Development in Traumatized Youth

For children and youth who experience child abuse or neglect and associated trauma, brain development may be interrupted, leading to functional impairments.  This CEU course summarizes what healthcare professionals can do to promote healthy brain development for this vulnerable group of children and youth and put families and service providers in touch with the most effective, evidence-based interventions.

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Quantum Units Education: New CEU Courses

Supporting Service Providers in Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect

Focusing on protective factors is critical and sorely needed for the prevention of child maltreatment and promotion of child and family well-being.  This CEU course provides information to help service providers and others concerned about the health and well-being of children to understand child abuse and neglect, its effects, and what each person can do to address it when it occurs.

Environmental Design for People with Dementia Nearing End of Life

The design of environments in which people with dementia live should be understandable, reinforce personal identity, and maintain their ability.  This CEU course explores the view of people with dementia, family carers, and professionals on what aspects of the physical environment would be important to support good quality of life to the very end.

Promoting Best Practice and Safety Through Preprinted Physician Orders

This CEU course explores the potential of preprinted physician orders to improve interdisciplinary integration in care, promote accurate communication, and reduce variation by combining pertinent reminders, safety alerts, and “best practice” into a just-in-time process.

LGBTQ Youth, YMSM and YWSW Who Engage in Survival Sex

This CEU course describes and quantifies the sexual and physical health outcomes among LGBTQ youth, YMSM, and YWSW engaged in survival sex; assesses how many are using and abusing alcohol and drugs; and details youths’ access to and interactions with treatment and service providers.

Principles of Substance Abuse Prevention for Early Childhood

While substance use generally begins during the adolescent years, there are known biological, psychological, social, and environmental factors that contribute to the risks that begin accumulating as early as the prenatal period.  This CEU course provides the specific ways in which early interventions can have positive effects on development and gives an overview of child development from the prenatal period through age 8, along with the factors that either place a child at risk for later substance use or offer protection against that risk.

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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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Government Urged to Strengthen Safeguards for Drug-Affected Babies

A commission appointed by President Obama and Congress urged the federal government to increase protections for drug-affected babies, Reuters reports.

The Commission to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities released a report that recommends six urgent actions, including the need for stronger care for newborns suffering drug withdrawal.

The report also recommends reviewing child abuse deaths in all states, assuring responses within 24 hours to any reports involving a child under age 1, and greater accountability from hospitals and health care workers.

Last week, U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell said the department is taking a more proactive approach to enforcing a federal law that requires states to report and protect drug-dependent babies.

Full story of strengthening safegaurds for drug-affected babies at drugfree.org

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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