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.
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.