Quantum Units Education: New CEU Courses Announced

New! Antibiotic Resistance Threats

CEU Course Description

This CE course covers bacteria causing severe human infections and the antibiotics used to treat those infections.  Information on current CDC initiatives and what can be done to combat this growing threat are discussed.  Summaries of each of the bacteria are provided in this course, as well as how to manage infections and implications for public health.  Details about what groups such as states, communities, doctors, nurses, patients, and CDC can do to combat antibiotic resistance is also examined.

New! Cultural Strategies to Enhance Participation of Hispanics in Family Strengthening Programs

CEU Course Description

This CE course describes the adaptations and refinements undertaken by grantees to make their services more culturally responsive.  The adaptations include addressing issues of language, diversity, racism, and immigration, and incorporating cultural constructs like familismo, confianza, personalismo, and respeto.  Improvements to recruitment, retention, overall participation, and effectiveness of important interventions comes from making appropriate program adaptations by addressing backgrounds and life circumstances of people of different cultural, racial, ethnic, or socio-economic backgrounds as addressed throughout this course.

New! Family Reunification – What the Evidence Shows

CEU Course Description

This CE course examines family reunification by reviewing the following strategies: family reunification in different States as determined by the Child and Family Services; family reunification as discussed in other literature sources; and examples of successes from the field.

New! Behavioral Health Issues Among Afghanistan and Iraq U.S. War Veterans

CEU Course Description

This CE course introduces some of the problems facing Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom veterans and can help healthcare and social service professionals understand these veterans’ needs.  Topics relating to returning OEF and OIF veterans will look at: behavioral health issues; substance abuse; mental disorders; and the roles of primary care, behavioral health, and social service providers.

New! Borderline Personality Disorder and Substance Use Disorders

CEU Course Description

This CE course presents the signs and symptoms of borderline personality disorder, with or without a co-occurring substance use disorder, alerts professionals to the importance of monitoring clients with borderline personality disorder for self-harm and suicidal behavior, and encourages professionals to refer such clients for appropriate treatment.

New! Opioid Safety Guidelines

CEU Course Description

This CE course discusses the safety guidelines for chronic opioid therapy (COT) for patients with chronic non-cancer pain by examining: prescribing; management of patients with COT; tapering and discontinuation; treatment of withdrawal symptoms; and referral criteria.

For more on these new CEU courses and many more, visit Quantum Units Education

QUANTUM UNITS EDUCATION: New CE Credits from our APA Approved Sponsor

Quantum Units Education has added 8 new CE Courses to our APA Sponsor approved category. These courses are for APA Approval Only. Certificates issued for these courses will bear the name of our APA approved sponsor TeachMe Professional Development, a subsidiary owned by Quantum.

NEW QUANTUM LOGOBe sure to check our newly, updated state approval page to ensure your board accepts APA approval prior to taking these courses:

New! Bipolar Disorder in Children and Teens

New! Borderline Personality Disorder-Promoting Resiliency and Recovery

New! Core Competencies for Addressing The Treatment Needs of Women and Girls

New! Engaging Culturally Diverse Children and their Families in Mental Health Services

New! Intimate Partner Abuse and Sexual Violence

New! Parent-Child Interaction Therapy With At-Risk Families

New! The Impact of Underage Drinking

New! Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorders

More on CE Courses offered, visit Quantum Units Education

From Bullying to Relationships: Mapping Our Online Communications

Mapping our Online CommunicationsWhen we typically think of kids who are the victims of school bullying, what comes to mind are isolated youth who do not fit in. A new study, however, shows that when that harassment occurs online, the victims tend to be in mainstream social groups — and they are often friends or former friends, not strangers.

The research is part of a burgeoning field of study into the effects of social media on everyday relationships and behavior. Personality and social psychologists are finding surprising ways in which people’s online environments and relationships reflect and influence their real-world ones, as presented January 19 at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) annual meeting in New Orleans.

"Researchers have known for a while that individuals give unique cues about who they are with the things they own, clothes they wear, things they say and do. However, though these cues are informative to knowing who someone truly is, they were not always so easily accessible to our entire social network," says Lindsay Graham of the University of Texas, Austin, one of the presenters. "Now with much of our lives being lived online, and the boundaries having been blurred between who sees these cues and who doesn’t, it is all the more important to pay attention to the kinds of impressions we are giving off to those around us."

Full story of bullying to relationships at Science Daily

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Beedie Savage – President of Quantum Units Education

Portrayal of Spring Break Excess May Be Stereotypes Gone Wild

Spring Break an Excess of StereostypesThe popular perception that college students are reaching new levels of self-indulgence and risky behavior during spring break excursions may be based on media coverage and scholarship that oversimplifies what has become an annual rite for many young adults, according to researchers.

The researchers, who analyzed studies on spring break from 1980 to 2010, concluded that scholars are divided on whether college students actually increase extreme behaviors during the break. In fact, activities at most spring break destinations may not differ significantly from typical weekend behavior on campuses.

"The more you are part of the party atmosphere in the university, the more likely you are to engage those behaviors during spring break," said Benjamin Hickerson, assistant professor of recreation, park and tourism management, Penn State. "You probably won’t completely deviate from your campus behaviors, and those behaviors are a very good predictor of how you’ll behave on spring break."

Full story of spring break stereotypes at Science Daily

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Beedie Savage – President of Quantum Units Education

‘Universal’ Personality Traits Don’t Necessarily Apply to Isolated Indigenous People

Personality Traits do Not Apply to Isolated PeopleFive personality traits widely thought to be universal across cultures might not be, according to a study of an isolated Bolivian society.

Researchers who spent two years looking at 1,062 members of the Tsimane culture found that they didn’t necessarily exhibit the five broad dimensions of personality — openness, conscientiousness, extraversion, agreeableness and neuroticism — also known as the "Big Five." The American Psychological Association’s Journal of Personality and Social Psychology published the study online Dec. 17.

While previous research has found strong support for the Big Five traits in more developed countries and across some cultures, these researchers discovered more evidence of a Tsimane "Big Two:" socially beneficial behavior, also known as prosociality, and industriousness. These Big Two combine elements of the traditional Big Five, and may represent unique aspects of highly social, subsistence societies.

Full story of personality traits at Science Daily

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Beedie Savage – President of Quantum Units Education