Disciplines: Nursing
Hours: 13 Contact Hours
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Best Practices with Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Youth and Their Families, Updated 1st Edition

Price: $14.95 Hours:2 Contact Hours
Item # N1632  

Expiration Date: May 31, 2018

This course provides current information on issues and dynamics that affect LGB youth and their families and discusses best practices for working with this population. The course begins by defining various terms and acronyms commonly used when discussing LGB issues and follows with a discussion of LGB youth development, including understanding youth sexual orientation and the origins of sexual orientation. The role of cultural diversity in identity development is discussed, along with models of LGB identity development. 

The course then details four major areas that affect LGB youth in their development as adolescents: coming out, violence and bullying, mental and physical health, and child welfare. Because issues facing any adolescent are also family issues, particular focus is paid to interventions from a family systems perspective. The course describes three current models of family therapy: structural family therapy, solution-focused family therapy, and narrative family therapy. For each model, the course covers the theory of the model and the intervention skills involved. Each of the models is applied to practice using a series of case scenarios involving a family with an adolescent lesbian daughter.

Participants will learn about other modalities useful in work with LGB youth and their families, such as crisis intervention, individual therapy, and group work. The target audience for this course is behavioral health and healthcare professionals, including social workers, mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists, and mental health nurses; however, other professionals who interact with LGB youth will find this course useful.

Childhood Trauma: Types, Effects, and Treatments, 2nd Edition

Price: $14.95 Hours:2 Contact Hours
Item # N1636  

Expiration Date: May 31, 2018

This intermediate-level course provides a foundation for understanding the types of trauma children experience, including both acute and chronic traumatic events, and how trauma affects the child's affective, physiological, attentional, behavioral, and relational development and abilities. Participants will learn about the factors affecting a child's response to trauma, including intrapersonal factors, family and systemic factors, cumulative traumatic exposure, and cultural considerations. The course discusses posttraumatic play and reenactment and explores how children manifest their distress posttrauma. Several kinds of trauma are discussed and case vignettes are presented to illustrate the ways traumatic experiences may manifest in children.  Children can be exposed to many different types of trauma. Child maltreatment includes emotional maltreatment, neglect, physical abuse, and sexual abuse. Traumas within the family environment include intimate partner violence and parental substance abuse. Children can also experience situational trauma, such as childhood traumatic grief, serious childhood medical illness, and homelessness.

The course also describes trauma related to bullying and school violence, community violence, world events (including natural disasters, terrorism and politically motivated violence), and immigration and resettlement, and includes discussions of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting and Boston Marathon bombings. Trauma-informed care and treatments are detailed, such as psychological first aid, trauma systems therapy, child-parent psychotherapy, trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy, play and expressive therapies, and case management. This course is intended for social workers, mental health counselors, psychologists, marriage and family therapists, pediatric and behavioral health nurses, school personnel, and other healthcare providers working with trauma-exposed youth. The course may also be helpful to clinicians working with adult clients whose symptoms stem from childhood trauma.  

Self-Injury in Adolescents and Adults

Price: $14.95 Hours:2 Contact Hours
Item # N1654  

Expiration Date: September 30, 2018

Self-injury is a serious behavioral problem in which an individual purposefully inflicts damage to his or her body through methods such as cutting, scratching, burning, or inserting sharp objects into the skin in the absence of suicidal intent. A person’s reasons for engaging in self-injury are varied, and as this course illuminates, there may be several motivations for this often perplexing behavior. Self-injury is commonly confused with suicidal behavior in schools, emergency rooms, and other settings and this course helps nurses distinguish when there is suicidal intent and when the behavior is non-suicidal.  Self-injury behavior can result in serious medical complications and is a known risk factor for later suicidal behavior. Yet despite the seriousness of this behavior, many nurses  are uncertain about self-injury’s diagnostic implications or the best methods for treating it. Self-injury has, until recently, been understudied and overlooked but is now emerging as a major clinical and public health concern.  There are high prevalence rates of self-injury among youth and adults which put mental health and school professionals in a unique position to identify and intervene with individuals who self-injure.  

This course provides nurses with the most up-to-date information on self-injury so they are better able to assess for the presence of the behavior and provide the best possible treatment.  The course describes the various presentations of self-injury, presents a history of the diagnosis, and details developmental considerations and risk factors for self-injury.  The course describes in detail the reasons a person may self-injure so that learners come away with a much better understanding of this commonly misunderstood behavior.  Attention is then paid to assessing, diagnosing, and treating self-injury in a variety of settings including mental health and school settings. Because self-injury may present along with other disorders such as depression, eating disorders, or personality disorders, the course discusses common co-occurring disorders. A list of additional resources is provided to learners to enhance the practice applications presented in the course.

Prescription Drug Abuse: Scope, Prevention, and Management Considerations for Nurses

Price: $14.95 Hours:2 Contact Hours
Item # N1648  

Expiration Date: September 30, 2018

Abuse of prescription drugs has been labeled a national epidemic. It crosses boundaries of gender, age, race, educational and professional distinctions, and socioeconomic status. Nurses administer medications to patients for the control of pain. Initially prescribed to help alleviate pain, narcotics are among those that carry the highest risk of dependence and abuse. Pain is often an unavoidable sequela to invasive medical procedures as well as untreated or long-standing chronic and acute injuries, diseases, or conditions. Balancing the desire to alleviate pain against the suspicion of drug seeking behavior is just one issue that confronts nurses. This course provides nurses with the scope of prescription drug abuse and governmental efforts to combat it. Applying the pharmacology of the most commonly abused drugs, the risk factors for developing addictive behaviors, and the manner in which these medications are commonly acquired, nurses will be able to contribute to the assessment and management of this growing problem and better care for their patients and their communities as informed prevention advocates.

Human Trafficking: Identification, Intervention, and Prevention

Price: $24.95 Hours:5 Contact Hours
Item # N1691  

Release Date: March 2, 2016

Expiration Date: March 31, 2019

Human trafficking is a global public health and human rights issue involving the exploitation of 18.7 million people and yielding profits of $150 billion (USD) per year worldwide. In 2014, within the United States, 5,042 cases of human trafficking were reported to the National Human Trafficking Resource Center. Although organizations from all sectors have emerged to fight against and prevent human trafficking, healthcare professionals are in a unique position to prevent, identify, and care for trafficked persons. In fact, one study reported that 88% of trafficked persons interacted with a healthcare professional during their time being trafficked. Despite a high frequency of contact with trafficked individuals, there is a documented lack of education available to healthcare providers on the signs of human trafficking as well as a lack of protocols on how to care for trafficked individuals.

This course is an introduction into the complex crime of human trafficking, with a focus on sex and labor trafficking and the common symptoms and conditions that occur in trafficked persons. The course provides insights into the facts surrounding human trafficking and relevant health risks for the trafficked person. The course prepares healthcare professionals to become advocates for trafficked persons. Care of these individuals is as unique as the trafficked persons themselves, but research on the needs and common patterns of symptoms makes it possible to outline recommendations for prevention of human trafficking and identification and care of this vulnerable population. Healthcare providers who complete this course will be able to recognize the signs and symptoms of trafficked persons and identify the interventions needed to care for these individuals. Additionally, this course lists national resources that provide vital services to trafficked persons and it makes recommendations for patient and staff safety when addressing these potentially volatile scenarios.

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