Patterns of Care for Rural and Urban Children with Mental Health Problems

$3.00 | CE Hours:1.00 | Intermediate

CEU Course Description

This CE course examines if patterns of children’s mental health diagnosis and service use, such as office visits and psychotropic medications, differ by rural-urban residence, and the effects of income and insurance type on use of mental health services.

Article Author:  Nathaniel J. Anderson MPH, Samantha J. Neuwirth MD, Jennifer D. Lenardson MHS, and David Hartley PhD
Exam writer:  Patricia Hocking-Walker, M.S. (Psychology)

CEU Course Objectives

1.  Discuss the sociodemographic factors associated with the most common mental health diagnoses in childhood.

2.  Explain why younger children are more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD.

3.  Examine when rural children are likely to have their mental health impairments identified.

4.  Describe the steps recommended to health professionals by the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry to ensure appropriate and safe use of psychotropic medications for the treatment of children.

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 (Quantum 'immediately' reports CE Credits to Florida licensees)
  • Texas Board of Social Workers
  • ACE credit is not offered for this course. A list of courses offering ACE credit can be found here.

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Added On: 2015-04-17

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