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It happens—people get angry. Sometimes anger builds for a while and sometimes it flares up without warning. Depending on your experiences, you might find expressions of anger frustrating, confusing, disruptive, hurtful, amusing, or even scary. Sometimes diffusing anger in a situation comes intuitively and at other times it seems like everyone falls to pieces no matter what anyone tries to do. Does any of this sound familiar? We can all benefit from strategies to help us manage anger to our advantage.
This course will equip you with the concepts, frameworks, and tools to help you develop a basic understanding of how to manage your anger, so you can optimize performance and unleash greater potential.
In this training course, you will learn about different types of anxiety disorders and the symptoms associated with each. We will also discuss possible causes and treatment options.
This course will look at how ADHD affects children, teens and adults, and will provide tips for helping manage symptoms at each stage. You will learn about the treatment options, including medication as well as various types of therapy that are proven to help people with ADHD manage their symptoms.
In the last decade, the number of children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder has increased drastically and so has the need for caregivers who are trained in this specialized area. In this training course, learners will be introduced to ASD, a neurological development disorder that can affect all racial, ethnic and socioeconomic groups. We will discuss the various interventions and supports that address the needs of, and improve the quality of life, of the individuals you support.
This course will provide an introduction to Bipolar Disorder. We will establish a definition of the disorder, understand the symptoms of the disorder and discuss how you can help an individual diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder.
Bullying has become an increasingly widespread problem among youth. Cyberbullying has now presented a new avenue by which bullies can victimize other kids. By taking this online course, participants will better understand the various types of bullying, how to recognize if a child has been bullied, how to recognize if a child is bullying others, and how to prevent bullying from happening.
As children develop, they pass through four broad stages: infancy, early childhood, middle childhood and young adulthood. Each of these stages correspond to a different development level. This course will give child care workers a general idea of what to expect in each stage of development.
The CDC estimates that more than 16 million people in the United States are living with cognitive impairment. In this course, you will learn about cognitive impairment and how it relates to dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. We'll also discuss the differences between the changes associated with normal aging and cognitive impairment and offer methods for treating and supporting those with cognitive difficulties.
Senior care workers often work with residents who have dementia. This course gives an overview of dementia and discusses several of the common forms of dementia and the symptoms associated with each form.
Adult Medical Day Care workers often work with residents who have dementia. This course gives an overview of dementia and discusses several of the common forms of dementia and the symptoms associated with each form.
In this course, we will take and in-depth look at depression and the various ways it affects individuals. We will review how many people are affected by depression, discuss what causes it, learn who is at risk, and identify the signs that may lead you to suspect when someone is depressed.
What can you do to prevent depression? How do you know if you are depressed, and if you are diagnosed with depression, how is it treated? This course answers all those questions as we take a closer look at depression.
An eating disorder is an unhealthy relationship with food and weight that can affect a person's body and mind. This course offers valuable information about the different types of eating disorders and gives some valuable insight on how to work with people who suffer from eating disorders.
The Family and Medical Leave Act is a U.S. labor law that requires covered employers to provide their employees job-protected unpaid leave for qualified medical and family reasons.
This course will provide an introduction to common mental health disorders. We will establish definitions, understand the warning signs, and discuss how you can help an individual diagnosed with any of the mental health disorders covered in this training.
As people progress through Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia, their behaviors are likely to change, as will your role as caregiver. These behavior changes can be stressful and frustrating for caregivers, friends and family members but there are a number of resources that will help you manage these behaviors. In this training course, we’ll provide basic information about Alzheimer’s disease and dementia and discuss some of the behaviors that may present as a result of the disease. We will also look at some examples of aggressive behaviors, provide tips for caregivers and discuss the best ways to de-escalate these situations.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) may be diagnosed after a person experiences or witnesses a traumatic event. Children, teens, adults and the elderly can all be diagnosed with the disorder. This course will help you understand what PTSD is and how it is diagnosed, as well as give suggestions on how to support someone who has PTSD.
Trauma affects young people differently than it affects adults, so this course focuses on the special needs of a child in care. Child care workers will also learn techniques for establishing trust with the youth they support.
The elderly have a unique set of psychosocial needs. Some individuals find aging frightening and depressing, while other individuals are able to easily accept their aging status. This course will help senior care workers identify the specific needs of the elderly and understand their role in keeping residents happy and healthy.
People self-harm as a means of relieving emotional pain or so they can feel something in the presence of nothing. In this course, you will learn how to identify self-harm and how to help someone who engages in self-injurious behavior.
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