Quantum Units Education: New CEU Courses

Human Trafficking Prevention

The global anti-trafficking movement is now well into its second decade.  This CEU course focuses on the positive developments and continued challenges of preventing trafficking, and it considers how governments and the broader anti-trafficking community can effectively ensure that those who are vulnerable to human trafficking have the tools and opportunities to avert the risks of exploitation.

Breastfeeding Overview

Although breastfeeding is a natural process, many moms need help.  This CEU course covers the importance of breastfeeding, along with learning how and common challenges of breastfeeding.

Antimicrobial Guidelines for Prison Populations

Antimicrobial resistance is a growing problem in the healthcare and community setting – leading to increased morbidity, mortality, and healthcare costs.  This CEU course provides guidance on the appropriate use of antimicrobials, provides recommendations and standards for the medical management of inmates receiving antimicrobial therapy, and outlines the Federal Bureau of Prisons Antimicrobial Stewardship Program.

Suicide Prevention Protocols for Juvenile Justice Youth

Youth who come into contact with the juvenile justice system, especially those in residential facilities, have higher rates of suicide than their non-system-involved peers.  This short CEU course provides guidance on developing and implementing comprehensive suicide prevention policies within juvenile correction facilities.

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Quantum Units Education: New CEU Courses

Preventing Suicide Through Improved Collaboration for Juvenile Justice Youth

This short CEU course provides recommendations for systems and practitioners in juvenile justice, law enforcement, mental health, substance abuse, child welfare, and education to work collaboratively to successfully prevent suicide.

Neurobiology of Childhood Maltreatment

Childhood maltreatment represents a significant risk factor for psychopathology.  This advanced CE course provides the neuroendocrine findings for the association between maltreatment and atypical development of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis stress response.

Management of Bipolar Disorders in Prison Populations

This CEU course provides the most current Federal Bureau of Prisons recommendations for the management of bipolar disorders in the federal inmate population.

Screening and Assessment for Medication Assisted Treatment for Opioid Addiction

This CE course describes screening and assessment procedures and important considerations that might be made during and shortly after admission to an OTP, as well as assessment techniques and considerations that are important to ongoing medication assisted treatment (MAT).

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Quantum Units Education: New CEU Courses

Suicide Prevention in American Indian and Alaska Native Communities

Suicide is a significant public health problem in the United States, with the rates of suicide within some populations being particularly high.  This CEU course provides information about suicide clusters and responses in tribal communities; strength-based approaches to prevention, response, and recovery; existing and needed resources for prevention, response and recovery; and recommendations for tribal communities, and partners.

Anxiety Disorders and Developmental Attachment

Anxiety disorders represent a common but often debilitating form of psychopathology in both children and adults.  This advanced CEU course presents a model of the influence of attachment relationships on the development of stress regulation strategies and discusses the role those relationships play in the development and maintenance of anxiety disorders, particularly the neurobiological alterations that underpin them.

Health Consequences of Tobacco

The epidemic of smoking-caused disease in the twentieth century ranks among the greatest public health catastrophes.  This CEU course provides data on the numerous health effects resulting from smoking and exposure to second-hand smoke, and details public health trends in tobacco use.  Strategies and effective interventions with the potential to eradicate the death and disease caused by the tobacco epidemic are also examined.

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Quantum Units Education: New CEU Courses

HIV AIDS Clinical Care Treatment

This CEU course provides health care professionals working with the HIV-infected population information on antiretroviral therapy; reducing perinatal HIV transmission; care of HIV-infected pregnant women; health care of HIV-infected women through the life cycle; palliative care and HIV; and adherence.

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

Severe childhood stress appears to have lasting effects, with self-regulation-related difficulties seen into adulthood.  This CE course provides clarity on how stress may impact the development of self-regulation by operationalizing stress and self-regulation; discussing different perspectives of how stress and self-regulation interact and influence each other; and identifying and addressing important questions in scientific literature with a methodical and comprehensive empirical review of human and nonhuman studies of stress and self-regulation.

Promoting Emotional Health and Preventing Suicide: A Toolkit for Senior Centers

As a focus point for the community, senior centers connect older adults with a range of critical services and programs, including meals and nutrition programs, transportation services, health and wellness programs, and social and recreational activities.  Therefore, these centers play an important role in promoting emotional health among older adults and increasing the factors that may protect them from suicide.  This CEU course provides an overview of suicide among older adults and how to help address this important problem.  In addition, this course discusses key strategies that can be used to promote emotional well-being and prevent suicide among older adults and describes recommended steps for carrying out each strategy.

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Commentary: National Prevention Week 2013 Is May 12-18: Participate and Make a Difference in Your Community!

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) second annual National Prevention Week begins on Sunday, May 12. This national health observance, which continues through May 18, aims to increase public awareness of, and action around, substance abuse and mental health issues. This year’s theme – Your voice. Your choice. Make a difference. – emphasizes that the choices we make each day are important and have a real effect on our health and the well-being of our families and communities. Each day of National Prevention Week 2013 has a unique focus to recognize states’ and communities’ prevention efforts and highlight multiple facets of behavioral health:

May 12: Prevention and Cessation of Tobacco Use
May 13: Prevention of Underage Drinking
May 14: Prevention of Prescription Drug Abuse and Illicit Drug Use
May 15: Prevention of Alcohol Abuse
May 16: Suicide Prevention
May 17: Promotion of Mental, Emotional, and Behavioral Well-being
May 18: (Communities identify an issue of their choice)

Our nation’s states and communities provide many evidence-based programs and strategies promoting mental and emotional well-being and preventing substance abuse. SAMHSA applauds their excellent work in showing that prevention works. As a result of states’ and communities’ concerted prevention efforts, important progress has been made in many areas, such as in the decline of underage binge and heavy drinking rates between 2002 and  20111.  However, much work remains to be done.

Full story on national prevention week at DrugFree.org

Beedie Savage – President of Quantum Units Education