violence

Gamblers more likely to have suffered childhood traumas

Men with problem and pathological gambling addictions are more likely to have suffered childhood traumas including physical abuse or witnessing violence in the home, according to new research. Psychologists examined responses in a survey of more than 3,000* men on a variety of life factors, and found that just over…

Study identifies key indicators linking violence and mental illness

New research from North Carolina State University, RTI International, Arizona State University and Duke University Medical Center finds a host of factors that are associated with subsequent risk of adults with mental illness becoming victims or perpetrators of violence. The work highlights the importance of interventions to treat mental-health problems…

Quantum Units Education: New CEU Courses

Screening and Assessment of Co-Occurring Disorders in the Justice System Use of evidence-based approaches for screening and assessment is likely to result in more accurate matching of offenders to treatment services and more effective treatment and supervision outcomes.  This CE course provides a guide for professionals who are interested in…

Substance Abuse Treatment Counselors Say Workplace Violence is Common

Counselors at substance use disorder treatment programs say violence against them is common, a new study finds. More than half said they personally experienced violence, 44 percent witnessed violence, and 61 percent had knowledge of violence directed at a colleague. The study is the first to measure the extent of…

Quantum Units Education: New CEUs

Children in Foster Care – Parents in Prison This CEU course provides help with facilitating communication and cooperation between child welfare agencies and federal prisons so that parents can stay engaged in their children’s lives.  Explained in this course are common questions: social workers may have when managing cases of…