IMPACT WV has developed online learning modules to address a variety of areas identified in our Needs Assessments of service providers working with children diagnosed with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) or exposed to substances in utero. Courses are available for both families and providers. Lessons within each course build on each other with 101, 201 and 301 options available.

As IMPACT WV continues to survey service providers and families to assess areas of needs, the Modules on the Learning Portal will be updated. We hope you benefit from currently completed modules and check back often for new modules coming soon!

Modules can be viewed on your computer or mobile device at your own pace. Your progress is saved as you go so you can come back at a later time as needed.

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS

Provider modules have been approved for continuing education units (CEUs) for Continuing Medical Education (CME), Nursing, Social Work and STARS. Each course below outlines the number of approved. A general Certificate of Attendance is also available. All continuing education credits are free with the exception of Continuing Medical Education (CME) which require a $25 processing fee. In order to receive a certificate of continuing education credit, an Online Evaluation and pre/post-tests with a pass rate of 80% must be completed.

This educational activity does not currently have any commercial support and none of the program planners or presenters have any conflicts of interest to disclose as it relates to this educational activity.

Online Learning Courses

Identify, define and discuss developmental milestones. Identify factors associated with enhanced or delayed development while reviewing common concerns about development among parents. Shares tools and resources to track and screen development.

Take Child Development Course
Approved Contact Hours:
Nursing: 1.8
Social Work: 1.5
STARS: 1.5

Identify and describe barriers to education and employment success. Review options for pursuing and connect to training and employment opportunities.

Take Adult Education & Employment Course
Approved Contact Hours:
Nursing: 1.8
Social Work: 1.5
STARS: 1.5

Discuss types of stigma, impact on individuals, and how to cope. Present what to do if stigmatized, how to differentiate between stigma and discrimination, and how to overcome stigma.

Take the Stigma Course
Approved Contact Hours:
Nursing: 2.4
Social Work: 2
STARS: 1.5

Share research on the importance and impact of social services, prevalence across populations and strategies for addressing needs. Identify ways to assess needs within practice settings and an overview of steps to take when a need is identified. Describe resources within a rural setting to address needs and provide strategies for overcoming limitations.

Take the Social Services Course
Approved Contact Hours:
Nursing: 1.0
Social Work: 1.0
STARS: 1.0

Define and identify types of adverse childhood experiences (ACE), examine the relationship between ACEs and toxic stress, and explore the consequences and risks associated. Subsequent modules will identify risk factors, explain screening and scoring as well as define resilience and explore how it is developed.

Take the ACEs Course
Approved Contact Hours:
Nursing: 1.0
Social Work: 1.0
STARS: 1.5

Define, identify and describe the effects of substance use. Compare screening methods, types of treatment options, identify referral sources and various supports. Identify strategies for supporting substances users, common challenges and suggested solutions.

Take the Substance Use Course
Approved Contact Hours:
Nursing: 1.5
Social Work: 1.5
STARS: 1.5

Substance Use affects client/patient outcomes and can be the elephant in the room, which causes resistance or non-compliance affecting overall health and wellbeing. The Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) encourages honest and outright conversations about stigmatized topics and can lead to a positive therapeutic relationship opening a gateway to treatment.

Take the SBIRT Course
Approved Contact Hours:
Nursing: 5.1
Social Work: 4.25
STARS: TBD
Focus on how to prevent these challenges which will create better outcomes for the child as well as reducing caregiver stress. The Addressing Challenging Behavior Module also identifies ways to calm an incident in a productive manner once it has occurred that helps the child learn new skills.
Define protective factors, provide ideas to support resiliency in families, discuss services, resources and links to strength-based practices.
Define mental health, share facts, prevalence, and stigma resources. Share factors that contribute to mental health disorders, common symptoms and coping mechanisms. Discuss environmental factors, challenges and solutions in rural settings.
Define neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS), discuss symptomology and effects on child development, and provide overview of possible services available to families with needs.