Quantum Units Education: New CEU Courses

Role of Technology in Youth Harassment Victimization

Because technology-based harassment rates are lower than other forms of youth victimization, the experiences that youth have with technology must be considered in connection with broader patterns of peer and sibling victimization, child maltreatment, conventional crime, sexual victimization, witnessing and indirect victimization, and other adverse life events to fully understand the causes, nature, and impact of the problem.  This short CE course examines technology-involved harassment within the context of other types of youth victimization and risk factors to improve current policy and practice regarding the issue.

Managing Caseloads in Child Welfare Settings

Large caseloads and excessive workloads in many jurisdictions can make it difficult for child welfare caseworkers to serve families effectively.  This CE course aims to build the knowledge base about caseload and workload issues and help child welfare managers, administrators, and others learn how they can improve caseload and workload situations in their agencies.

Unlimited CEs!

Unlimited CEs for 1 year for individual accounts (not available for company accounts) now only $74.95!  Choose from hundreds of online CEs within the one-year period.

 

 

 

Can changes in brain energy pathways cause depression?

New research has identified mutations in the DNA code that may affect energy metabolism. It also found a link to major depressive disorder.

The World Health Organization (WHO) describe depression as “the leading cause of disability worldwide.”

It affects more than 300 million people around the world.

Experts believe that many factors contribute to major depressive disorder (MDD).

These include genetics, environmental factors including abuse, brain physiology, and the immune system.

Full story at Medical News Today

Is there a link between marijuana and COPD?

Marijuana is legal for medical or recreational use in several parts of the United States. Researchers continue to investigate whether marijuana can cause or even help treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Some people use marijuana to relieve chronic pain, and there is growing interest in using marijuana to treat a range of other health issues, including epilepsy and the side effects of cancer treatment.

However, there is also concern that recreational use of marijuana increases a person’s risk of developing conditions such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Full story at Medical News Today

Alcohol and heart health: Consistency may be key

The latest study to peer at the relationship between heart health and alcohol concludes that shifting drinking patterns across the years might increase the risk of cardiovascular disease.

Alcohol has been addling minds since it was first brewed millennia ago.

Consumed in virtually every country on earth, understanding its health implications is important.

Already, scientists have tied plenty of health hazards to alcohol. Among other conditions, it increases the risk of certain cancers, stroke, and liver disease.

Full story at Medical News Today

FDA Did Not Stop Off-Label Prescribing for Fast-Acting Fentanyl Drugs

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) did not act to stop off-label prescribing for fast-acting fentanyl drugs, putting patients at high risk of accidental overdose and death, The New York Times reports.

The drugs are approved only for cancer patients with high opioid tolerance. They have been prescribed off-label, meaning for other purposes, to patients with back pain and migraines, the article notes. The drugs are quick-absorbing fentanyl sprays, tablets and lozenges that contain a narcotic up to 50 times stronger than heroin, and up to 100 times stronger than morphine. These drugs include Actiq, Fentora and Subsys.

Full story at drugfree.org