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Developed by: Karen Albig Smith, LMFT, LCAS, MAC, CAP, SAP, SAE

Revised 2018

Description:  This study presents some tools to help providers of health services, primary caregivers, medical and other allied health students in the substance abuse treatment area to understand the cultural, social, political, and economic affecting substance abuse among Hispanic Americans, African Americans, Asian Americans/ Pacific Islanders, and American Indians/Alaska Natives. These four racial and ethnic groups not only make up about a quarter of the total population in the United States but also constitute the fastest growing segments of the population.  As members of these groups continue to grow, providers face the task of providing substance treatment to members of these groups more frequently than ever. Thus, the need to understand the sociocultural factors affecting substance abuse patterns among members of racial and ethnic groups is crucial for the provision of adequate treatment. This discussion attempts to shed light on some of those issues.

Objectives:
1.  Participants will be able to define cultural competency and related terms.
2.  Participants will be able to discuss sociocultural factors affecting substance abuse problems across four racial and ethnic groups
3.  Participants will be able to describe two universal cultural themes.
4.  Participants will be able to discuss barriers to treatment for racial and ethnic groups.
5.  Participants will be able to discuss help-seeking and access to care issues.
6.  Participants will be able to identify key effects of Hispanic culture on mental health care and care delivery.
7.  Participants will be able to identify key effects of African American culture on mental health care and care delivery.
8.  Participants will be able to identify key effects of Asian American culture on mental health care and care delivery.
9.  Participants will be able to identify key effects of American Indians and Alaskan Natives culture on mental health care and care delivery.

CE Credits: 10

Agenda:
Hour One: Introduction, Defining culture, cultural competency, and other terms.
Hour Two: Health and social consequences of substance abuse, Universal cultural themes, engagement, and retention.
Hour Three: Hispanic Americans; Demographics and social profile.
Hour Four: Hispanic Americans: Culture, Treatment practices, Resources.
Hour Five: African Americans: Demographics and social profile.
Hour Six: African Americans: Culture, Treatment practices, Resources.
Hour Seven: Asian Americans: Demographics and social profile.
Hour Eight: Asian Americans: Culture, Treatment practices, Resources.
Hour Nine: American Indians and Alaskan Natives: Demographics/ social profile.
Hour Ten: American Indians and Alaskan Natives: Culture, Treatment practices, Resources.

CE Broker #:  20-328837

Methods: Pre-test, study guide, posttest and evaluation, internet sources via URLs, Q&A by email.

Content Area: Cultural competency, Addictions, Social and cultural foundations, Applications to practice, Counseling, Special populations, Professional orientation/readiness.

Purpose: The intent of this monograph is to provide a tool to help providers and other substance abuse treatment professionals gain a greater understanding of the cultural, social, political, and economic forces affecting substance abuse treatment for five specific populations.

Target Audience:  Psychologists, school psychologists, social workers, marriage and family therapists, licensed professional counselors, mental health counselors, nurses, employee assistance professionals, addiction professionals, behavioral health technicians, and other allied professionals.

Approvals:

National Board for Certified Counselors (N.B.C.C.) Program Services has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP #: 5978.                  
Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.           
Program Services is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

Social Work:  State Licensing Board Approval Information for Continuing Education.
The following states accept our national approvals (NBCC) for social work CE:  Alabama, Arizona, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin.
We are approved in two states for social work (Florida and Alabama).
The following states accept Program Services CE if other state SW boards have approved our CE. (Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan,  Mississippi, New Jersey, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia.)    
These states specify cross-disciplinary CE is acceptable, have no specified requirements/limitations, or that social workers can self- submit after the fact: 
Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Maine, Montana, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Wyoming, New Mexico.
Program Services has not applied for CE for social work in New York, Hawaii, Iowa, and Minnesota.

National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC) #86395
Florida Board of Nursing FBN #2456 CEBroker provider # 50-1651
Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling: BAP #162 CEBroker provider # 50-1651
Florida Office of School Psychology. BAP#162 CEBroker provider # 50-1651
Florida Certification Board, Inc. #159A
Alabama State Board of Social Work Examiners #0339
Georgia Board of Nursing  CEBroker provider #50-1651
South Carolina Board of Nursing  CEBroker provider #50-1651
District Columbia Board of Nursing CEBroker provider #50-1651
Allied profession approvals can be found at https://www.programservices.org/approvals?

Online Course

CE Broker#:
20-306458
CE Credits:
10
Price:
$100.00