Continuing Education Key:

ASWB ACE = Association of Social Work Boards Approved Continuing Education
NBCC ACEP = National Board for Certified Counselors Approved Continuing Education Provider
NCCPSS = North Carolina Certified Peer Support Specialists
NCSAPPB = North Carolina Substance Abuse Professional Practice Board
Training (click for details and enrollment) Hrs CE Type Cost
Overview of Mental Health Needs of Children and Youth with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities 1.00
  • ASWB ACE
  • NBCC ACEP
  • NCSAPPB
$20.00
Module 1: Overview of Mental Health Conditions 1.00
  • ASWB ACE
  • NBCC ACEP
  • NCSAPPB
$20.00
Module 2: Overview of Intellectual / Developmental Disabilities 1.00
  • ASWB ACE
  • NBCC ACEP
  • NCSAPPB
$20.00
Module 3: Medical Concerns and Conditions 1.00
  • ASWB ACE
  • NBCC ACEP
  • NCCPSS
  • NCSAPPB
$20.00
Module 4: The Intersection of Intellectual Developmental Disability and Mental Health 1.00
  • ASWB ACE
  • NBCC ACEP
  • NCSAPPB
$20.00
Module 5: Supporting Behavior Change with Positive Supports 1.00
  • ASWB ACE
  • NBCC ACEP
  • NCSAPPB
$20.00
Module 6: Wellness Stress Management and Transition Crisis Supports 1.00
  • ASWB ACE
  • NBCC ACEP
  • NCSAPPB
$20.00

Please note: There are two versions of this online course. The "no cost" version provides a general Certificate of Completion only. If you need pre-approved continuing education credit, you must register for the individual modules ($20 each) or for the series of 7 modules (discount price is $100 for all), which will grant a Certificate of Completion verifying the course has been approved for continuing education credit through NBCC, ASWB and NCSAPPB.

OVERVIEW
screen shotYoung people with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) are two to four times more likely to have a co-occurring mental health condition than those who are typically developing, yet these conditions are often missed and go untreated. Timely identification and treatment of these conditions promotes increased well-being, reduces suffering, and supports young people in developing to their fullest potential. Young people with I/DD generally encounter a wide spectrum of helping professionals who bring their expert knowledge to the care they provide but who may not be acquainted with the expertise of others on the young person’s care team. This curriculum is designed to fill in some of the potential gaps in knowledge by providing a review of the causes of I/DD and behavioral issues that often accompany it, mental health conditions that most commonly occur, and evidence-based strategies to treat those conditions and address the behaviors that interfere with the young person’s well-being. The principal audience for this curriculum is health care providers and I/DD specialists, but it may also inform social services providers, educators, and parents.

This self-paced set of courses, leading to individual certificates for each one and a certificate for participants who complete all 7, is designed to familiarize practitioners who work with children and young people with intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DD) who have co-occurring mental health diagnoses. Some or all of the modules may benefit professionals in medical, human services, and judicial settings. 

TARGET AUDIENCE
This course is designed to acquaint medical, behavioral health, I/DD, and social services professionals with the complexity of managing the optimum care of young people who have both I/DD and a mental health disorder. It may also provide useful information to family members and educators.

FEES
Participants may register for and take as many of the courses as they wish. The curriculum is offered under two options.

  1. Participants who request continuing education credit from one of the accrediting organizations pay $20 to enroll in each course. Those who enroll for all 7 may do so at the discounted price of $100, but there will be no refund for courses that are not completed.
  2. Participants who elect not to receive credit other than certificates of completion may enroll at no cost.

CONTINUING EDUCATION
Continuing education information for the for-cost version of each module
The UNC Chapel Hill School of Social Work has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6642.  Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.  The UNC Chapel Hill School of Social Work is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.  UNC SSW designates this continuing education activity for 1 contact hour.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Social Work, #1406, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Social Work maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 08/10/2015 – 08/10/2019. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social workers participating in this course will receive 1 clinical continuing education clock hour.

Application is being made for 1 General Skill Building contact hours through NCSAPPB. 

Continuing education information for the free version of each module
Participants will receive a certificate of completion for 1 contact hour for completion of each module.

Confirmation Notices & Certificates of Completion: Before beginning each course in the curriculum, participants will complete a pretest. Upon finishing each course, they will be directed to complete and pass a post-test (passing score is 80%) and a program evaluation. Having finished both, a .pdf of the Certificate of Completion can be generated by participants and sent to them by e-mail. Participants who complete all 7 courses will receive a certificate indicating that they have completed the entire curriculum.

POLICIES & ADA STATEMENT
Refund Policy: No refunds will be issued for this event.

Inclement Weather Policy: N/A

Directions & Parking: N/A

ADA Statement: If you require any of the auxiliary aids or services identified in the Americans with Disabilities Act in order to participate in this program, please call us at (919) 843-6083. Websites and courses have been developed in compliance of US Section 508 standards where applicable or meeting W3C priority 1 guidelines for web accessibility.


Please contact bhrp-support@listserv.unc.edu with any questions or concerns regarding this course. This course was created with funding from the federal Community Mental Health Services Block Grant Fund (CFDA #93.958) as a project of the NC Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities & Substance Abuse Services.

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Click on the titles below to learn more about each module topic.
 

Overview of Mental Health Needs of Children and Young People with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
Participants will:

  • identify barriers to diagnosis and treatment
  • understand the need for and value of using a biopsychosocial approach
  • understand why trauma-informed care is necessary for children and youth who have I/DD

INSTRUCTORS
In addition to the instructors listed here for each course, the development of this curriculum was inspired by Mental Health Wellness for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, developed by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission. Subject matter experts at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio who contributed to the design and content of that course include Andrea Caoli, LCSW, Karyn Harvey, PhD, Karen Weigle, PhD, Lauren Charlot, PhD, and Joan Beasley, PhD.

Lisa Lackmann, MSW, LCSW, is currently part of the team at the Behavioral Health Springboard at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Social Work. Behavioral Health Springboard links current research to initiatives in the mental health and substance abuse service systems and offers technical assistance and face-to-face and on-line education programs. Lisa has over 20 years’ experience in child and adolescent mental health in a variety of roles, including outpatient therapist in both clinic and school settings, therapeutic foster care in-home worker, inpatient psychiatric hospital social worker, and System of Care Coordinator.

AGENDA
Self-paced online course of 1 hour.

Module 1: Overview of Mental Health Conditions

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
Participants will

  • recognize the presentation of common co-occurring disorders in children with I/DD: mood disorders (Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder), anxiety disorders (General Anxiety Disorder, Post-traumatic Shock), Psychosis and Psychotic Disorders (Schizophrenia); Disruptive Behavior Disorders (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Conduct Disorder)
  • recall at least two adaptations to mental health treatments for youth with dual mental health conditions and I/DD.
  • name at least three symptoms of Depression[MM2]  that may manifest differently in a child with I/DD.
  • list at least two strategies for addressing self-injurious behaviors based on the different functions of that behavior.

INSTRUCTORS
In addition to the instructors listed here for each course, the development of this curriculum was inspired by Mental Health Wellness for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, developed by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission. Subject matter experts at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio who contributed to the design and content of that course include Andrea Caoli, LCSW, Karyn Harvey, PhD, Karen Weigle, PhD, Lauren Charlot, PhD, and Joan Beasley, PhD.

Laura Politte, MD, is a clinical assistant professor of psychiatry and pediatrics at the University of North Carolina and a faculty member of the Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities, a division of UNC School of Medicine. She completed a residency in General Psychiatry and fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital and then worked as a faculty psychiatrist at Massachusetts General Hospital’s Lurie Center for Autism.

AGENDA

Self-paced online course of 1 hour.

Module 2: Overview of Intellectual / Developmental Disabilities

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
Participants will

  • recognize the source and attributes of four kinds of disorder that produce I/DD: neurodevelopmental disorders (global developmental delay, intellectual disability, Autism Spectrum Disorder), acquired neurodevelopmental disorders (Traumatic Brain Injury, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder), cerebral palsy, and genetic disorders (Down, Fragile X, Prader-Willi, Angelman, and Williams Syndromes, and Tuberous sclerosis complex).
  • name at least two red flags for intellectual disability and Autism Spectrum Disorder that could spark a referral for evaluation.
  • describe that the only way to prevent Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders is to ensure that no alcohol is consumed at any time during pregnancy.
  • describe the circumstances where the Return to Play and Return to Learn guidelines would be utilized.

INSTRUCTORS
In addition to the instructors listed here for each course, the development of this curriculum was inspired by Mental Health Wellness for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, developed by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission. Subject matter experts at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio who contributed to the design and content of that course include Andrea Caoli, LCSW, Karyn Harvey, PhD, Karen Weigle, PhD, Lauren Charlot, PhD, and Joan Beasley, PhD.

Rob Christian, MD, joined Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities (CIDD) in 2009 and is an assistant professor of psychiatry and pediatrics in the UNC School of Medicine. Dr. Christian graduated from the UNC School of Medicine and did his post graduate training at The Brown University Triple Board Program which is a combined training program in General Pediatrics, Adult Psychiatry, and Child/Adolescent Psychiatry.

Rebecca Edmondson Pretzel, PhD, is the associate director and a psychologist at CIDD with an appointment at the professor level in the UNC Department of Psychiatry. At CIDD, she serves as the University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities associate director and the director of clinical services; she is also a member of the North Carolina Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disorders (NC-LEND) faculty and leadership team.

Stephanie Fox, PhD, is a postdoctoral fellow in psychology at CIDD. She completed her doctoral training in clinical psychology at the University at Albany, State University of New York.

Laura Hiruma, PhD, is a clinical assistant professor and psychologist at CIDD. She completed her doctorate in clinical psychology at the University at Albany and has completed additional research and clinical training in the field of developmental disabilities at UCLA, JFK Partners at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, and the Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities.

AGENDA
Self-paced online course of 1 hour.

Module 3: Medical Concerns and Conditions

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
Participants will

  • describe “irritability” and its potential causes in children with I/DD and/or mental health disorders
  • name three examples of medical conditions that influence the behavior of children with intellectual/developmental disabilities (e.g., epilepsy, sleep disorders, gastrointestinal disorders, and dental concerns)
  • recall three factors that can reduce frustration tolerance and increase irritability in children with I/DD (e.g., side effects of medications)
  • explain why professionals working with youth with co-occurring issues need to understand potential medical drivers of behavioral challenges and irritability.

INSTRUCTORS
In addition to the instructors listed here for each course, the development of this curriculum was inspired by Mental Health Wellness for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, developed by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission. Subject matter experts at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio who contributed to the design and content of that course include Andrea Caoli, LCSW, Karyn Harvey, PhD, Karen Weigle, PhD, Lauren Charlot, PhD, and Joan Beasley, PhD.

Rob Christian, MD, joined Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities (CIDD) in 2009 and is an assistant professor of psychiatry and pediatrics in the UNC School of Medicine. Dr. Christian graduated from the UNC School of Medicine and did his post graduate training at The Brown University Triple Board Program which is a combined training program in General Pediatrics, Adult Psychiatry, and Child/Adolescent Psychiatry.

AGENDA
Self-paced online course of 1 hour.

Module 4: The Intersection of Intellectual / Developmental Disabilities and Mental Health

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
Participants will

  • recognize the challenges in making accurate diagnoses with youth with dual mental health conditions and I/DD.
  • identify three disciplines that would ideally be part of an interdisciplinary team and describe the benefit of an interdisciplinary team for a child with complex mental health and I/DD.
  • identify at least five ways that polypharmacy can affect children with I/DD.

INSTRUCTORS
In addition to the instructors listed here for each course, the development of this curriculum was inspired by Mental Health Wellness for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, developed by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission. Subject matter experts at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio who contributed to the design and content of that course include Andrea Caoli, LCSW, Karyn Harvey, PhD, Karen Weigle, PhD, Lauren Charlot, PhD, and Joan Beasley, PhD.

Rob Christian, MD, joined Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities (CIDD) in 2009 and is an assistant professor of psychiatry and pediatrics in the UNC School of Medicine. Dr. Christian graduated from the UNC School of Medicine and did his post graduate training at The Brown University Triple Board Program which is a combined training program in General Pediatrics, Adult Psychiatry, and Child/Adolescent Psychiatry.

Dr. Jean B. Mankowski is a psychologist and clinical assistant professor of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and a faculty member at CIDD. Dr. Mankowski is the director of training for the NC-LEND grant.

Debbie Reinhartsen and Margaret DeRamus from CIDD also contributed to this module.

AGENDA
Self-paced online course of 1 hour.

Module 5: Using Positive Supports to Change Behavior

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
Participants will

  • describe the factors that increase the vulnerability of children and youth with I/DD to mental health disorders.
  • describe 6 evidence-based practices that are reviewed in this module.
  • recall the key concepts of functional behavioral assessment.
  • identify at least three positive support strategies for a young person with dual mental health challenges and I/DD.

INSTRUCTORS
In addition to the instructors listed here for each course, the development of this curriculum was inspired by Mental Health Wellness for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, developed by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission. Subject matter experts at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio who contributed to the design and content of that course include Andrea Caoli, LCSW, Karyn Harvey, PhD, Karen Weigle, PhD, Lauren Charlot, PhD, and Joan Beasley, PhD.

Dr. Jean Mankowski is a psychologist and clinical assistant professor of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and a faculty member at CIDD. Dr. Mankowski is the director of training for the NC-LEND grant.

AGENDA
Self-paced online course of 1 hour.

Module 6: Wellness / Stress Management and Transition / Crisis Supports

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
Participants will

  • define at least two stress management and wellness techniques that apply to a young person with dual diagnoses.
  • name two strategies for supporting a young person with a significant transition.
  • identify at least two crisis intervention strategies and one community resource.

INSTRUCTORS
In addition to the instructors listed here for each course, the development of this curriculum was inspired by Mental Health Wellness for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, developed by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission. Subject matter experts at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio who contributed to the design and content of that course include Andrea Caoli, LCSW, Karyn Harvey, PhD, Karen Weigle, PhD, Lauren Charlot, PhD, and Joan Beasley, PhD.

Morgan Parlier, MSW, LCSW, is the lead clinical social work faculty member at CIDD. She completed her graduate degree through the Joint Master of Social Work program through UNC-Greensboro and NC Agricultural and Technical State University in 2003.

Jackie Lawrence, MA, is a doctoral candidate in the School Psychology program at UNC Chapel Hill. She has completed her master’s degree in Counseling and Guidance at New York University.

AGENDA
Self-paced online course of 1 hour.

screen shotYoung people with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) are two to four times more likely to have a co-occurring mental health condition than those who are typically developing, yet these conditions are often missed and go untreated. Timely identification and treatment of these conditions promotes increased well-being, reduces suffering, and supports young people in developing to their fullest potential. Young people with I/DD generally encounter a wide spectrum of helping professionals who bring their expert knowledge to the care they provide but who may not be acquainted with the expertise of others on the young person’s care team. This curriculum is designed to fill in some of the potential gaps in knowledge by providing a review of the causes of I/DD and behavioral issues that often accompany it, mental health conditions that most commonly occur, and evidence-based strategies to treat those conditions and address the behaviors that interfere with the young person’s well-being. The principal audience for this curriculum is health care providers and I/DD specialists, but it may also inform social services providers, educators, and parents.

This self-paced set of courses, leading to individual certificates for each one and a certificate for participants who complete all 7, is designed to familiarize practitioners who work with children and young people with intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DD) who have co-occurring mental health diagnoses. Some or all of the modules may benefit professionals in medical, human services, and judicial settings. 

TARGET AUDIENCE

The course was designed for mental health professionals including enhanced service providers and care coordinators; and intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DD) professionals, including direct care providers and care coordinators. The course may also be useful for other human services, judicial, and medical professionals who work with youth with dual MH conditions and I/DD.

CONTINUING EDUCATION

Participants will receive a certificate of completion for 1 contact hour for completion of each module.
Confirmation Notices & Certificates of Completion: If you successfully complete this course, your certificate(s) will be ready for you to print or save. Successful completion includes:

  • Amount of time spent in the course has met the course minimum.
  • You have completed the course evaluation
  • ​You have passed the Post-Test(s) (80%).

Please note: There are two versions of this online course. This "no cost" version provides a general Certificate of Completion only. If you need pre-approved continuing education credit, you must register for the individual modules ($20 each) or for the series of 7 modules (discount price is $100 for all), which will grant a Certificate of Completion verifying the course has been approved for continuing education credit through NBCC, ASWB and NCSAPPB.
Please click here to view the and enroll in the C.E. version of this course.

POLICIES & ADA STATEMENT

Refund Policy: Not applicable (no fee associated with this course)

Inclement Weather Policy: N/A

ADA Statement: If you require any of the auxiliary aids or services identified in the Americans with Disabilities Act in order to participate in this program, please call us at (919) 843-6083. Websites and courses have been developed in compliance of US Section 508 standards where applicable or meeting W3C priority 1 guidelines for web accessibility.


NC-MHDDSAPlease contact bhrp-support@listserv.unc.edu with any questions or concerns regarding this course.

This course was created with funding from the federal Community Mental Health Services Block Grant Fund (CFDA #93.958) as a project of the NC Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities & Substance Abuse Services.

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