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Special Needs (Non Elder Care)

  1. ADHD: Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

    This course is not approved by the California Department of Social Services (CDSS). For courses that are approved to meet the CDSS certification or recertification requirements, please click here.

    This course will provide basic information concerning attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and the effect of this disorder on academic, emotional and behavioral success. Symptoms, behaviors, and treatment will be discussed. Participants will examine tips and strategies which can be utilized to help students be successful in a home environment and in the classroom.

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 2
    • Differences Among Symptoms of the Three Types of ADHD
    • The Effect of This Disorder on Academic
    $29.99
  2. Non Elder Care: Other Populations with Special Needs

    Non Elder Care: Other Populations with Special Needs
    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 4
    • These Training Topics Are Relevant to All Ages and Populations
    • Mental Illness and Developmental Disabilities
    $39.96
  3. Developmental Disabilities

    Developmental Disabilities
    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Identify Causes and Types of Developmental Disabilities
    • How to Best Provide Home Care for Someone With a Developmental Disability
    $19.99
  4. Working with Children and Families

    Working with Children and Families
    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Learn the Different Stages of Development
    • How to Care for Children at Different Stages of Their Development
    $19.99
  5. Mental Illness

    Mental Illness
    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • How to Effectively Work With Mentally Ill Clients
    • Understand the Possible Causes of Mental Illness
    $19.99
  6. Working with People with Physical Disabilities

    This course has been specifically designed to prepare individuals for working with individuals with physical disabilities as a caregiver in an in-home setting.
    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Understand the Needs of a Person With a Physical Disability
    • Be More Prepared to Work With a Client With a Physical Disability
    $15.99
  7. Managing Challenging Family Situations

    This course is not approved by the California Department of Social Services (CDSS).

    This course addresses preventing challenging situations while working through scenarios.

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Ways to Assist an Upset Family Member
    • The Five Stages of Grief and Loss,
    $19.99
  8. Psychosocial Issues

    This course is not approved by the California Department of Social Services (CDSS). For courses that are approved to meet the CDSS certification or recertification requirements, please click here.

    The psychosocial health of our residents is a very important component of overall health and happiness.

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Ways to Meet Our Resident's Psychosocial Needs
    • Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs
    $19.99
  9. Substance Abuse and Treatment

    This course is not approved by the California Department of Social Services (CDSS). For courses that are approved to meet the CDSS certification or recertification requirements, please click here.

    This course will address the issues of substance misuse and abuse in residential care facilities. Participants will obtain insight on substance abuse risk factors and incidence. An overview of the human brain and ways in which abused drugs work in our brain is presented. Administrators and caregivers will learn the most common drugs of abuse, including their effects and risks. This course also presents the National Institute Drug Abuse 13 Principals of Effective Drug Treatment. Various types of treatment programs and approaches to drug abuse treatment will also be addressed.

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1.25
    • Substance Misuse and Abuse in Residential Care Facilities
    • 13 Principals of Effective Drug Treatment
    $39.99
  10. Autism and Other Pervasive Developmental Disorders

    This course is not approved by the California Department of Social Services (CDSS).

    This course presents current information on the Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Common terminology, characteristics, screening recommendations, diagnostic criteria, and management of ASD is presented. Participants will learn the diagnostic criteria and distinguishing characteristics of Autism, Asperger's Disorder, and Pervasive Developmental Disorder-Not Otherwise Specified. Best practices and intervention planning for individuals of all ages are discussed.

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 3
    • Diagnostic Criteria and Distinguishing Characteristics
    • Characteristics of Autism, Asperger's Disorder, and Pervasive Developmental Disorder
    $39.99
  11. Internal Incident Reporting and the Use of Root Cause Analysis

    The purpose of this course is to help owners and operators of all healthcare facilities and other employers understand how to respond effectively to a serious workplace incident. Learners will be introduced to the concept of root cause as a strategy for responding to lapses in workplace safety or other serious incidents. This course covers the benefits of incident investigation and root cause analysis, immediate response to an incident, how to conduct an incident investigation, how to conduct root cause analysis using various tools and heuristic devices, how to construct an incident report, and how to implement and monitor effective corrective actions.
    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Familiarize Learners with Strategy for Responding to Lapses in Workplace Safety
    • How to Respond Effectively to a Serious Workplace Incident
    $19.99
  12. Cultural Competence and Sensitivity in the LBGTQ Community

    The purpose of the course is to familiarize the learner with the LGBTQ community and to provide guidelines for providing culturally sensitive care. Key terminology is presented. The course helps the learner to identify ways that ensure the provision of culturally competent and informed care, including staff training.
    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • General Guidelines In The Care Of The LGBTQ Community
    • Information About Gender Identity
    $19.99
  13. Communication in Dementia Care

    The purpose of this course is to familiarize the learner with how to communicate with a person l living with dementia and recognize behavior as a form of communication. This course engages the learner in an awareness of verbal and non-verbal communication. Information about behavior as the language of dementia is presented. The course offers strategies for recognizing and responding to behavior as communication and provides a problem-solving approach to address behavioral expressions of distress, including pain.
    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Recognize Behavior as a Form of Communication
    • Responding to Behavioral Expressions of Distress
    $19.99
  14. Domestic and Intimate Partner Violence

    This course is not approved by the California Department of Social Services (CDSS). For courses that are approved to meet the CDSS certification or recertification requirements, please click here.

    The purpose of this course is to familiarize the learner with basic information concerning domestic and intimate partner violence (IPV). Information about IPV’s prevalence, characteristics, legal protections and risk factors will be presented. The cycle of abuse will be explained along with issues related intimate partner homicide. Screening and intervention protocols will be described along with community resources available to people experiencing domestic and intimate partner violence.
    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • How to Deal With Domestic Violence
    • Learn the Basics of Domestic and Intimate Partner Violence (IPV)
    $19.99
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