Quantum Units Education: New CEU Courses

Tobacco Product Use Among Diverse Populations

This CEU course explores the trends of tobacco use in the United States, with special focus on American Indians / Alaska Natives, military veterans, middle and high school students, and tobacco use in movies.

Increasing the Effectiveness of Suicide Prevention Strategies

Suicide in the United States is continuing to increase.  This CE course provides a snapshot of recent efforts to implement the goals and objectives of the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention and makes suggestions for increasing the effectiveness of these implementation efforts.

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Quantum Units Education: New CEU Courses

Substance Abuse Counselor Competencies (TAP 21 Updated)

Addiction professionals work in a broad variety of disciplines but share an understanding of the addictive process that goes beyond the narrow confines of any one specialty.  This CEU course addresses the professional standards that should guide substance abuse treatment counselors; the appropriate scope of practice for the field; the competencies that are associated with positive outcomes; and the knowledge, skills, and attitudes (KSAs) that all substance abuse treatment professionals should have in common.

Ecological, Biological, and Developmental Studies of Self-Regulation and Stress

This CEU course addresses important unanswered questions regarding the impact of stress on self-regulation development including how lasting these effects may be, if there are particular periods of development that are more sensitive to its effects, and how individual differences moderate the impact of stress on self-regulation.  Environmental and contextual factors that may increase vulnerability to and protect children from the effects of stress is also examined.

Supporting Pregnant Domestic Violence Survivors in Shelters

Pregnant women’s experiences and needs for emotional support, physical well-being, access to healthcare and other community-based services are significantly different from women who are not pregnant.  This CEU course provides information on the impact of trauma in pregnancy and childbirth.

Ending Conversion Therapy

Negative social attitudes and discrimination related to an individual’s LGBTQ identity can contribute to health and behavioral health disparities, and may result in institutional, interpersonal, and individual stressors that affect mental health and well-being.  This CE course provides information about effective and ineffective therapeutic practices related to children’s and adolescent’s sexual orientation and gender identity.  Specifically, this course addresses the issue of conversion therapy for minors, that is, efforts to change an individual’s sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

Intimate Partner Violence Against Transgender People and People of Color

Intimate partner violence (IPV) affects many LGBTQ and HIV-affected people, yet there remains a great deal of silence surrounding IPV, and many conversations about IPV outside LGBTQ communities are facilitated in a heteronormative context.  This CEU course provides strategies to create dialogue on IPV in transgender communities and communities of color, explores ways to support survivors, and identifies resources for IPV.

Developing a Trauma-Informed Juvenile Justice Program with Behavioral Health Conditions

The majority of youth in contact with the juvenile justice system in this country have a diagnosable behavioral health condition.  This CE course discusses trauma and its effects on youth, especially those with behavioral health conditions; the types of trauma-related disorders, the behavioral manifestations of trauma that youth may display, and factors that affect the severity of trauma-related disorders.  Key elements of a trauma-informed approach within the context of juvenile justice diversion are also described.

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Another Opioid Epidemic Challenge: Too Few Addiction Counselors

More addiction counselors are leaving the field at a time when demand for their services is increasing, NPR reports.

Addiction treatment professionals say the reason people are leaving include burnout and low pay. Addiction counselors earn an average of $40,000 a year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

As the toll of drug overdose deaths increases, communities are trying to increase the number of treatment beds, the article notes. The shortage of addiction counselors is hampering that effort.

The Affordable Care Act and other federal laws have allowed millions more Americans to obtain health insurance that will help pay for addiction treatment.

Full story of  addiction counselors and opioid challenge 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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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.

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Beedie Savage – President of Quantum Units Education