Archive for February, 2022


Preventing Marijuana Use Among Youth (2 credit hours)

Program Summary:   This course explores youth marijuana prevention and provides an overview of marijuana, its potency, methods of use, changes in use, and prevalence.  The course offers a discussion of short- and long-term adverse effects and harms.  Risk and protective factors are examined along with challenges to prevention efforts.  Promising substance use prevention programs and interventions are given.

This course is recommended for social workers and counselors and is appropriate for beginning and intermediate levels of practice.  

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Substance Misuse Prevention for Young Adults (2 credit hours)

Program Summary:   This course examines substance misuse prevention for young adults.  Using a socio-ecological model, the course examines the multiple individual, relationship, community, and societal factors contributing to substance use among young adults.   The course reviews risk and protective factors, vulnerable population groups, and effects on the developing brain.  Evidence-based prevention practices, programs, and policies are discussed.

This course is recommended for social workers and counselors and is appropriate for beginning and intermediate levels of practice.  

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Preventing the Use of Marijuana: Focus on Women and Pregnancy (2 credit hours)

Program Summary:   This course offers an overview of marijuana use during pregnancy and includes a discussion of contributing socioeconomic, personal, and risk factors.  Potential harms are examined.  The course explores broader evidence-based practices that focus on preventing substance misuse, including SBIRT, integrated clinics, health communication campaigns, contingency management, postpartum home visits, and policies.  Six effective prevention programs are highlighted.

This course is recommended for social workers and counselors and is appropriate for beginning and intermediate levels of practice.  

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Institutional Change and Transgender Employment- Cultural and Ethical Issues (2 credit hours)

Program Summary:   This course discusses transgender employment discrimination, related ethical implications, and why advocacy is needed.  Important legal cases are examined, including the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Bostock v. Clayton County.  The course highlights ethical standards from the NASW Code of Ethics, including engaging in social and political action (macro level); practicing non-discriminatory practices (mezzo level); and promoting the well-being of clients (micro level).   The course provides an overview of what it means to be transgender with guidance on how to be a good ally.

This course is recommended for social workers and is appropriate for beginning and intermediate, levels of practice.  This course is not recommended for NBCC ethics credit.

Participants who complete this course will receive 2 continuing education clock hours. 1 of these clock hours is Ethics and 1 of these clock hours is Social and Cultural Competence.

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Understanding Culture and the Mistreatment of Elders (2 credit hours)

Program Summary:  This updated course explores the mistreatment of African American, Latinx, and AAPI elders.  Research briefs examine how different cultures perceive elder mistreatment and how they seek help.  Cultural beliefs, views, and norms are highlighted, along with research findings.  The course identifies, risk factors, protective factors, and proposed interventions.

This course is recommended for social workers and is appropriate for beginning and intermediate, levels of practice.  This course is not recommended for NBCC ethics credit.

Participants who complete this course will receive 2 continuing education clock hours. 1 of these clock hours is Ethics and 1 of these clock hours is Social and Cultural Competence.

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Engaging Men Across the Violence Prevention Continuum: An Exploratory Study (1 credit hour)

Program Summary:  This course offers a discussion among violence prevention practitioners on how to engage men across the violence prevention continuum.   The course presents research findings from an exploratory study and highlights practitioners’ efforts to work with male perpetrators, victims, and allies.  Practitioners reported a number of challenges, including a lack of education, tools, resources, and research.  The impact of trauma, bias, and stigma are examined.

This course is recommended for social workers, counselors, and therapists and is appropriate for beginning and intermediate levels of practice.  

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