Applied Developmental Perspectives on Self-Regulation and Toxic Stress

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CE Course Description

There are seven key principles that summarize the understanding of self-regulation development.  This CE course provides a comprehensive framework for understanding those key principles of self-regulation in context, using a theoretical model that reflects the influence of biology, caregiving, and the environment on the development of self-regulation.  Consideration of how stress and adversity may impact self-regulation, along with the developmental tasks of self-regulation from birth through young adulthood, with particular attention to contextual factors that may impact development are also discussed.

Article Author:  Murray, D., Rosanbalm, K., Christopoulos, C., and Hamoudi, A.  (2015, January).  Self-Regulation and Toxic Stress: Foundations for Understanding Self-Regulation from an Applied Developmental Perspective.  OPRE Report #2015-21, Washington, DC: Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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CE Course Objectives

1.  Explain which processes are essential for self-regulation.

2.  Describe the concept related to self-regulation that has been defined as “positive or protective processes that reduce maladaptive outcomes under conditions of risk.”

3.  List three experiences that can cause a toxic stress response in children.

4.  Identify the most internal factor influencing a child’s capacity for self-regulation.

5.  Apply the goal of self-regulation interventions.


CE Outline with Main Points

1.  Understanding Self-Regulation in Context

a.  Definition, Domains, and Processes of Self-Regulation from an Applied Perspective

b.  Distinguishing Self-Regulation from Related Constructs: Resilience, Coping, and Stress Management

c.  A Comprehensive Model of Self-Regulation in Context

d.  Self-Regulation and Stress

2.  Development of Self-Regulation from Birth to Young Adulthood

a.  Co-Regulation

b.  Developmental Nature of Self-Regulation

c.  Summary of key points about self-regulation and its development



Social Work Approval

Social Work CE Credit for this course is offered with the following approvals. Many state boards of social work will accept the approvals listed. Provider Approvals by state and license type can be found here.

  • Quantum Units Education is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, CAMFT Provider #89970, to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEP. Quantum Units Education maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.
  • Florida board for Social Workers CE Provider #50-8650 (Quantum 'immediately' reports CE Credits to Florida licensees) 
  • Illinois Department of Professional Regulation, License No. 159.001261 approved CE Sponsor
  • Ohio CSWMFTB #RCST091701 approved CE Provider
  • Texas Board of SWE #5070 approved CE Provider
  • Quantum Units Education, #1289, is approved as an ACE provider to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. ACE provider approval period: 01/03/2023 - 01/03/2026. Social workers completing this course receive 1.00 'General' continuing education credits.

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CAADE Approval

This course does not have CAADE approval for CEUs.


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Added On: 2015-01-01

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