Quantum Units Eduation: New CEUs

The HIV Clinic – Providing Quality Care

This CEU course provides health care professionals working with the HIV-infected population information on supporting patients in care, clinical management, quality improvement, Health Resources and Services Administration HIV/AIDS Bureau performance measures, HIV care in correctional settings, and patient education.

Youth in Foster Care – Assessment of Work Preparation

How youth in foster care who participated in the Multi-Site Evaluation of Foster Youth Programs Life Skills Training Program rated their preparedness for work at age 17 is described in this short CEU course, as well as exploring whether their assessments accurately predict employment two years later.  Also examined is whether youth who feel more prepared for work actually are more prepared at age 19.

Therapeutic Communities

Therapeutic communities are a common form of long-term residential treatment for substance use disorders.  This CEU course discusses the therapeutic community approach, the effectiveness of therapeutic communities, fundamental components, methods of providing treatment, treating populations with special needs, and integration of therapeutic communities into the criminal justice system.

The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma

The toxic stress that results from trauma often negatively influences brain development and attachment systems, and can greatly impact individuals and societies. This CE course was developed based on Bessel van der Kolk MD’s most recent book on body/mind trauma and healing and draws on more than 30 years of research and clinical practice to show how the terror and isolation that is at the core of trauma literally reshapes both the brain and body. New insights into our survival instincts explain why traumatized people experience incomprehensible anxiety and numbing as well as intolerable rage, and how trauma affects their capacity to concentrate, to remember, to form trusting relationships, and even to feel at home in their own bodies.

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NFL and ex-players reach deal in concussion lawsuit

Thousands of former football players and their families reached a settlement with the National Football League on Thursday in a lawsuit that put concussions, and their impact on the brain, under the microscope.

The deal calls for the NFL to pay $765 million to fund medical exams, concussion-related compensation, medical research for retired NFL players and their families, and litigation expenses, according to a court document filed in U.S. District Court in Philadelphia.

The agreement still needs to be approved by the judge assigned to the case, which involved more than 4,500 plaintiffs.

“It’s been a struggle to get to this point, but today I will say I’m very proud that the NFL has decided to stand up for all the former players who are suffering from brain injuries,” Kevin Turner, a former NFL running back who has been diagnosed with ALS, said during a teleconference.

“Today is so important for those who are … hurting. This will bring help for them today.”

The case mediator, former U.S. District Judge Layn Phillips, called it “a historic agreement, one that will make sure that former NFL players who need and deserve compensation will receive it, and that will promote safety for players at all levels of football.”

“My hope is that any players or ex-players that are suffering, or begin to suffer, from symptoms of dementia, will be taken care of in a respectable manner through this settlement,” said Chris Dronett, one of the plaintiffs, whose husband Shane Dronett committed suicide in 2009 at age 38.

Full story of NFL’s concussion lawsuit at CNN Health

Beedie Savage – President of Quantum Units Education

QUANTUM UNITS EDUCATION: New CEUs from our APA Approved Sponsor

NEW QUANTUM LOGOQuantum Units Education has an all new category of CEU Courses available. Courses are offered by our APA (American Psychological Association) approved Sponsor. These courses are also approved for many other licensed and certified professionals throughout the United States that were unable to take courses from Quantum in the past such as Marriage and Family Therapists, Social Workers and Licensed Professional Counselors (LPCs). So be sure to check out our State CEU approvals page to find out if your state board accepts courses offered by an approved sponsor of the American Psychological Association. Certificates issued for these courses will bear the name of our APA approved sponsor TeachME Professional Development, a subsidiary owned by Quantum.

See Our all New APA Sponsor Approved CEUs – New courses will be added to this new category monthly so stay tuned!

Below is a list of the courses available under this category:

Bullying In Schools: An Overview

Childhood Exposure to Family Violence

Electronic Aggression and Cyber-Bullying

Ethics for Psychologists

Reactive Attachment Disorder

Research Trends in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Trauma-Focused CBT for Children Affected by Sexual Abuse or Trauma

For these courses and many more, visit Quantum Units Education

Beedie Savage – President of Quantum Units Education

People Who Have Never Lost a Loved One Perceive Bereavement as Far More Devastating Than Someone Who Has Suffered a Previous Loss

People who have never suffered the loss of a loved one tend to believe that the bereavement process has a far more destructive and devastating effect on a person compared to those who have actually suffered such a loss in the past, according to a new study by the University of Haifa’s International Center for the Study of Loss, Bereavement and Human Resilience.

The study was presented on April 10 at a conference organized by the Center entitled “Memorial Days and Other Days.”

“Loss is a personal experience, but it’s also a social and cultural one,” says Prof. Shimshon Rubin, who heads the Center and was one of the study’s authors. “The way society relates to people who have suffered a loss is critical to the way the grieving process is managed, because the social component is very important in coping with bereavement.”

The study, which was conducted with psychologists Hagar Tehelet-Rubinov and Maya Halevi, questioned more than 200 men and women of different ages, a portion of whom had suffered loss or trauma in the past. Participants filled out a variety of questionnaires that included stories of people who had suffered different types of trauma or loss. The participants were asked to rank the severity of that person’s situation based on the way he coped with the painful event he had experienced.

Full story of emotional loss at Science Daily

Beedie Savage – President of Quantum Units Education

QUANTUM UNITS EDUCATION: 5 New Online CEU Courses

NEW QUANTUM LOGONEW! Biomarkers and Alzheimer’s Science

4 CE hrs. $12
This course covers recent scientific research on Alzheimer’s disease, including biomarkers that have been identified, modifiable and genetic risk factors, drug research, studies on the effects of different kinds of care, and discoveries from basic science research.

New! Ethics for Licensed Professional Counselors and National Certified Counselors

2 CE hrs. $6
This short Ethics course is based on the Code of Ethics by NBCC – The National Board of Certified Counselors. It’s applicable to all Licensed Professional Counselors and National Certified Counselors.

New! Generation Alzheimer’s

2 CE hr. $6
This basic course is intended to provide participants with information about the personal, social and economic costs of Alzheimer’s Disease now and in the coming half-century, and why we should support research on finding a cure.

New! Screening for Drug Use in Medical Settings

10 CE hrs $30
This course is intended to provide in general medical settings the screening tools and procedures necessary to conduct screening, brief intervention, and/or treatment referral for patients who may have or be at risk of developing a substance use disorder.

New! Supporting Families Impacted by Mental Health, Substance Abuse, and Trauma

10 CE hrs. $30
Besides the difficult task of raising children—often while working full-time, many caregivers deal with added stressors such as mental health problems, substance abuse, and a history of trauma. The aim of this course is to build a responsive community: a community that has as its goal to respond as sensitively to the needs of a family as a committed caregiver does to his or her child.

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