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Substance Abuse

Addiction and Child Abuse

In this course, trainees will acquire up-to-date information and workable strategies to improve outcomes of those involved with substance abuse.

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Adolescents and Substance Abuse

In this course, trainees will describe the complex and progressive nature of chemical use, abuse and dependency, identify various chemicals of choice and the and its impact of the family milieu, and present various treatment and auxiliary interventions.

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Assessing Client Progress on Subtance Abuse Case Plans

In this course, trainees will learn about  behaviors and signs that measure a client’s case plan progress and make court recommendations accordingly, describe levels of A.O.D. Treatment and how it is applied on an individual basis, and common dynamics of substance abuse in families and the impact of substance abuse on child development and child safety.

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Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) – Part 1

In this course, trainees will gain the historical understanding of the effects of prenatal exposure to alcohol and how this relates to present and future awareness, describe the mechanism, effects and main neurological deficits of prenatal exposure, their characteristics and prevalence, and understand the difference between primary and secondary disabling conditions associated with FASD.

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Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) – Part 2

In this course, trainees will recognize the neurobehavioral characteristics of FASD at different ages, become familiar with reasonable expectations and the most effective strategies for facilitating positive change and effective communication with individuals with FASD, and understand the prevention and remediation of secondary disabling conditions associated with FASD.

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Field Interventions for Youth in Care: Talking with Youth About Addiction

In this course, trainees will gain additional skills and knowledge to intervene in sensitive ways to support youth in understanding and coping with a family member who has an addiction.

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Perinatal Substance Exposure

In this course, trainees will learn about the signs, symptoms and effects of perinatal substance exposure.

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Substance Abuse and Child Welfare Assessment

In this course, trainees will learn to identify the signs, symptoms and individual and family dynamics of the Illness of Addiction and identify indicators of the impact of Addiction on children.

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Substance Abuse and Child Welfare Assessment and Case Management

In this course, trainees will learn to identify the signs, symptoms and individual and family dynamics of the Illness of Addiction, and identify indicators of the impact of Addiction on children.

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Substance Abuse and Child Welfare Assessment and Case Planning

In this course, trainees will learn to identify the signs, symptoms and individual and family dynamics of the Illness of Addiction.

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Substance Abuse and Child Welfare Case Planning

In this course, trainees will identify the service needs of Parents, Children and Families affected by Addiction and identify and access resources for Parents, Children and Families.

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