Substance use disorders affect millions of people, including individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). This course will provide practical knowledge and skills to help direct support professionals (DSPs) support individuals with IDD who may be struggling with a substance use disorder. You will gain a better understanding of how to advocate for inclusive substance use treatment for people with IDD, and how to liaison with clinicians who treat substance use disorders. DSM™ and DSM-5™ are registered trademarks of the American Psychiatric Association. The American Psychiatric Association is not affiliated with nor endorses this course.
This activity is approved for 0.75 contact hours.
Relias Learning, LLC is approved as a Curriculum Developer by the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services. This activity is approved for 0.75 contact hours for all WA State Direct Care Workers. Training Provider Code: WA0624. CE Approval Code: CE1832207
Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: Substance Use Disorders A. Michael’s Drinking Dilemma B. IDD and Substance Use C. Determining a Substance Use Disorder D. Review: Criteria for Substance Use Disorder E. Common Types of Substance Use Disorders F. Co-Occurring Disorders G. Review H. Summary Section 3: Treatment and Support for Substance Use Disorders A. Types of Substance Use Treatment B. Access to Substance Use Treatment C. Peer Support and Recovery D. 12-Step Programs for Substance Use Treatment E. Supporting Someone with IDD in Treatment F. Review G. Summary Section 4: Conclusion A. Summary B. Course Contributor C. Resources D. References E. Congratulations!
Nellie Galindo received her Masters of Social Work and Masters of Science in Public Health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has worked with individuals with disabilities in several different settings, including working as a direct service provider for individuals with mental illness and leading a youth program for young adults with disabilities. She has facilitated and created trainings for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the areas of self-advocacy, healthy relationships, sexual health education, and violence and abuse prevention. Mrs. Galindo has worked in state government assisting individuals with disabilities obtain accessible health information in their communities, as well as utilizing the Americans with Disabilities Act to ensure equal access to healthcare services. Disclosure: Nellie Galindo, MSW, MSPH has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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