Registration is now open for Classes2Go, course titled "Substance Abuse within the Deaf Community." It will run February 4 - March 17, 2019.
Registration will remain open until January 28 OR until the class is full.
This is an asynchronous, online class that is pre-approved for RID (Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf) CEUs. You are not required to be online at any specific time but you will have weekly deadlines to turn in work. The anticipate time commitment, for this six-week course, is a minimum of 5 hours per week.
This course is for professionals working with individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing in various settings.
The course will assist participants to understand various aspects of substance use dependency and how it impacts individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing, their family, and others around them. This class will review prevalence information, what signs/symptoms to look for, substance abuse terminology; various approaches and models used for assessment and treatment of substance use disorders; barriers that deaf/ hard of hearing individuals face and unique characteristics of the population. Materials will also include clinical approaches, relapse prevention, aftercare and self-help information that is part of the recovery process for deaf and hard of hearing individuals.
At the end of our six-weeks participants will be able to:
* demonstrate knowledge of general principles related to substance abuse and dependence, including etiology, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.
* will identify and describe current data and terminology on the incidence of drug and alcohol abuse in the United States for hearing and deaf/hard of hearing individuals.
* learn about barriers to treatment and current research that has been done as well as
* review assessment and treatment approaches and how they can be applied with clients who have a wide range of cognitive and communication needs.
* become familiar with a variety of innovative assessment, clinical approaches and materials to use when working with Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals.
* become familiar with web based resources.
This course is designed for professionals who work in disability services but do not have specific training for working with students who are deaf or hard of hearing (D/HH), also those who need a refresher in working with this population. Additional professionals whom may be interested include: counselors, administrators, instructors, and other support services professionals.
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