Assisting Homeless Children and Youth in School
Chronic Illness and Depression
Ethics and Boundaries
Fundamentals of Neurobiology and Brain Science for Social Workers
Human Trafficking in the United States: Modern-Day Slavery
Mental health professionals are on the front lines of the fight against human trafficking. Social workers, mental health counselors, and other professionals in the mental health and helping professions must be alert to the often-overlooked signs of trafficking in their clients. This course is designed to provide a sensitive review of the issue of abuse in human trafficking and how it affects victims and their families. This modern slavery issue has been gaining ground, and the silent victims are in critical need of care and interventions.
Informing and Supporting Parents and Other Caregivers When Their Child Has Been Sexually Abused
Mental Health and the Aging Population
Mindfulness and Mental Health
Telemental Health Service for Social Work, Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy Practice
Technology has changed the delivery of services in all health-care professions and social work, counseling, and marriage and family therapy are no exceptions. Delivering these services using media-assisted communication technology, termed telemental health (TMH), carries many benefits for clients and promising innovations for the delivery of mental health care. However, the practitioner who plans to integrate technology-based services needs to identify and manage the challenges that TMH presents, which are discussed in this course.
The Impact of Unhealthy Relationships
Trauma-Informed Care for Older Adults
While much has been written about trauma-informed practice, little has focused on developing such a practice for older adult clients. Although many clinicians are aware of the pervasiveness of trauma in their younger clients, they are often unaware that the after-effects of trauma not only remain present with older adults but sometimes actually worsen. In addition, even for clients who have never been formally diagnosed with PTSD, certain things may trigger past trauma, and this too can happen more with older adults. Some clinicians shy away from doing trauma work with older adults, believing they may be too fragile, while others may be too quick to misdiagnose their clients or perceive them as non-compliant instead of recognizing their responses as being a result of their history.