Adolescent Alcohol Use - Exploring Rural-Urban Differences

$6.00 | CE Hours:2.00 | Intermediate

CE Course Description

This CE course examines the relationship between individual, family, peer, school, and religious factors and alcohol use by adolescents living in urban and rural areas.  While the material covered in this course is preliminary, it may suggest protective and risk factors that contribute to alcohol use in rural areas, knowledge that can point the way to the development of rural-specific prevention strategies, targeted research, and long-term policy approaches.

Article Author:  John A. Gale M.S., Jennifer D. Lenardson MHS, David Lambert Ph.D., and David Hartley Ph.D.
Exam writer:  Patricia Hocking-Walker M.S. (Psychology)

CE Course Objectives

1.  Discuss the long term risks of adolescent alcohol use and the importance of finding intervention strategies.

2.  Enumerate the risk and protective factors that are associated with adolescent alcohol use.

3.  Investigate the parts of a positive family environment that moderate the potentially negative impact of peers on adolescent drinking behavior.

4.  Describe the typical trajectory of alcohol use for most youth and differentiate how rural use varies from urban use.

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
  • ACE credit is not offered for this course. A list of courses offering ACE credit can be found here.

To see approvals for a different license type in your state, visit our state by state provider approval listings here.


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Added On: 2015-05-08

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