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The following are webinar courses available for National Safe Place Network (NSPN) members with the Training Center package.

NEW! Addressing the Sexual Health Needs of Youth and Families

As youth begin their transition to adulthood, navigating sexual development and health can be an overwhelming prospect.  Service providers have a unique opportunity to provide information, support, and advocacy to youth, young adults, systems of support, and the community at large.  This webinar is designed to provide an overview of frameworks that can assist programs addressing sexual health and to provide resources for program interventions.  Learning objectives include understanding the link between sexual health and overall functioning and understanding sexual health using Harm Reduction and Trauma Informed Care frameworks.  Additional sexual health resources for youth, families, and communities will be provided.

Bipolar and Related Disorders in Children and Adolescents

In this course, you will learn how to identify signs and symptoms of bipolar disorder in children and adolescents, as well as how to distinguish between bipolar manifestations in children and those in adolescents and adults. Additionally, you will learn about the differential diagnosis of Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder, as it is distinguished from bipolar disorder in children. By going through the course material, including its interactive exercises and detailed case vignettes, you will be better prepared to assess and treat children and adolescents with bipolar disorder. This course is designed for mental health and medical professionals who work with children and families coping with bipolar disorder.

Bullying Prevention and Intervention

Bullying in schools is no longer regarded as a minor incident that happens on the playground. It is a troubling issue that can result in very serious and enduring complications for both the youths and adults directly involved as well as the community at large. In this course, you will learn exactly what bullying is so that you can distinguish bullying from other types of conflict and explore its causes and effects. You will gain an understanding of typical roles that bullies, victims, and bystanders play along with methods for intervening with each of these players. You will have a chance to practice specific bullying prevention techniques that have been shown to be effective with various populations and environments. You also will learn about the legal issues involved in bullying and the steps that many states have taken to support anti-bullying efforts. This course is designed for entry- and intermediate-level healthcare professionals. Vignettes and interactive exercises give you the opportunity to apply this information to situations that you may experience in your school or other youth environment.

Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology

The course covers a variety of medications, including antipsychotics, stimulants, mood stabilizers, and others. You will learn about the unique issues surrounding psychopharmacology for pediatric populations, including common uses, side effects, and timelines for medication response. Through interactive games, quizzes, and vignettes, this course will help you to take the learning back to your real-world work environment. This course is appropriate for non-MD mental health professionals, including marriage/family therapists, and licensed clinical social workers.

Cultural Competence

As workplaces become more diverse, effective and successful employees must become more knowledgeable of other cultural norms, be respectful of the wide range of cultural behaviors, and effectively communicate with people of various backgrounds. This course provides important information about becoming more respectful and culturally competent.

Diagnosis and Treatment of Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety disorders are serious medical illnesses that affect millions of American adults. These disorders fill people's lives with overwhelming anxiety, fear, and uncertainty. Unlike the relatively mild, brief anxiety caused by stressful events like business presentations or first dates, individuals with anxiety disorders experience symptoms that are out of proportion to any actual danger, and/or persist for significant periods of time. Anxiety disorders can grow progressively worse if not treated. Further, anxiety disorders frequently occur in conjunction with other mental or physical illnesses, which can make anxiety symptoms worse.

This course is appropriate for both new and seasoned clinicians. Based on content from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and the latest version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5™), this course provides you an in-depth overview of the signs and symptoms of anxiety disorders, as well as the most effective psychopharmacological and psychotherapeutic treatments available. The compelling research discussed in this training will show you how new, improved therapies can help most people with anxiety disorders lead productive, fulfilling lives. The blend of instructive information and practical scenarios will help you to apply these key concepts in your own setting. After completing this course, you will be able to recognize anxiety disorders in those you serve, as well as implement the most appropriate form of treatment.

DSM-5 Overview

The fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) has been one of the most anticipated events in the mental health field. Although many elements from the DSM-IV-TR have remained intact, others have been modified, taking into account decades of scientific and clinical findings.

Designed for entry- to advanced-level mental healthcare staff and professionals, the goal of this course is to provide you with a comprehensive overview of the changes to the DSM-5. You will learn about the changes to a non-axial system, new dimensional assessments, new terminology used throughout the DSM-5, cultural considerations, as well as some of the major criticisms of the new guide. This course also provides you with important information on the specific diagnostic changes from the DSM-IV-TR to the DSM-5.

With the aid of interactive exercises, you will have the tools you need to effectively use the DSM-5 to assist you in diagnosing psychological disorders, as well as treatment planning.

Effective Communication

"There is a lot of “noise” in today’s workplace like stress, technology, multitasking, and information overload that can make it hard to communicate effectively. Poor communication negatively affects relationships and work quality which ultimately costs time and money.

This course will help you to communicate clearly, concisely, and professionally. You’ll increase understanding between you and your coworkers by learning what to say, how to say it, and the barriers to good communication."

Effective Teams

Being a member of an effective team enhances your experience on the job as well as the care you provide to consumers. This course begins by explaining the definition of a team and the different types of teams that you find in a health care setting. You will also learn about the different roles and responsibilities effective team members can have. Finally, you will learn about the challenges and benefits to building effective teams.

 This training contains a variety of interactive exercises and reviews that will enable you to use the information you learn in your own work. By taking this training, you will have a clear understanding of how to work with others in order to successfully contribute

Externalizing and Disruptive Behaviors in Children and Adolescents

Externalizing disorders occur fairly commonly among children and adolescents. It is estimated that externalizing disorders occur in 5 to 20 % of youth in the United States. The prevalence depends on the population that being examined and the methods used to determine the diagnosis. Because of the high prevalence of externalizing disorders in youth, it is very likely for you to encounter at least one child or adolescent with this condition in your field of work. The course of interacting and working with youth with externalizing disorders can be very challenging and frustrating for clinicians. The purpose of this course is to review the main features and symptoms of externalizing disorders including Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Conduct Disorder, Intermittent Explosive Disorder, and Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder. The course also describes several evidence-based interventions that may be useful in developing trusting relationships and a working alliance with youth with externalizing disorders and their families. The content of the course will help you increase your understanding of these disorders and improve your skills in implementing best practices to serve to youth with externalizing disorders. This course is intended for any professionals working in any behavioral health environment. The information provided in this course is appropriate for entry to intermediate-level clinicians.

Helping Children and Adolescents Cope with Violence and Disasters

Disasters and traumatic events can happen to anyone at any time. Despite our best efforts to protect children and adolescents from experiencing disasters or trauma, it is impossible to shelter them from every potentially traumatic event. Children exposed to traumatic events and disasters are particularly vulnerable to complicated physical and emotional responses, in part due to their limited life experiences. Adults working with children facing these situations must understand how children react to trauma and how to differentiate adaptive coping responses from those requiring more intervention. In this course, you will learn how trauma impacts children and adolescents, as well as the risk factors that place children at greater risk for a maladaptive response to the event. You will learn to recognize typical responses by age and when to seek professional help. This course provides you with clear information about how to apply best practices outlined by the National Institutes of Mental Health and the American Red Cross when working with children exposed to violence and disasters.

HIPAA Privacy

All persons have the right to have their health information protected from unauthorized access. To do so, healthcare organizations must follow a specific HIPAA rule, known as the Privacy Rule. It limits the situations in which they can use and disclose protected health information, known as PHI. To maintain compliance with HIPAA, all employees must follow the requirements of the Privacy Rule by guarding PHI from unauthorized use and disclosure. In this course, the learner will learn about the Privacy Rule and ways to prevent breaches.

Substance Use and Misuse in the Family

Alcohol use can have a destructive effect on individuals, as well as their families and loved ones. The main goal of this course is to give you in-depth knowledge about research concerning the impact of alcohol use disorders on families, as well as the family’s impact on the development and persistence of alcohol use. You will learn the fundamentals of the family systems approach that are essential for you to understand the complicated dynamics of families struggling to deal with the impact of alcohol use disorders. You also will learn about factors that influence recovery, as well as the effectiveness of specific intervention models that are used for substance abuse. Furthermore, you will be able to identify specific risk factors that are related to developing an alcohol use disorder. Vignettes and interactive exercises give you the opportunity to apply these concepts so that you can expand your effectiveness with the families you encounter in your work. This course is intended for entry and intermediate level healthcare professionals.

The Impact of Parental Substance Use Disorders

This course will provide insight and information about the ways in which children and families are affected by substance use disorders in the parents. You will explore the ways alcohol and drug use impact a person who is using, and how, as their use progresses, it impacts their ability to care for their children. You will understand how parental substance use affects a child’s neurobiological, emotional, and social development from pre-birth to adolescence. In addition, you will explore the family dynamics that can develop when one or both parents are abusing alcohol and drugs. Finally, you will explore various treatment models for children living in these circumstances, as well as treatment options for parents with substance use disorders. At the end of this course, you will have a better understanding of how to help families of children living with parents with substance use disorders.

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