Course Descripton

High Risk Teenage Behaviors, Causes & Treatment

Course Summary 

This course covers questions to ask, what symptoms to look for and provides social workers with the necessary tools to help teenagers combat the destructive social pressures that they find themselves engrossed in and are therefore unavoidable. This course will address the destructive behaviors of sexting, self-induced fainting, binging (getting wasted) and other high risk behaviors.

Course is a self-paced learning experience which includes a recorded training, power-point, quiz and evaluation. All which must be completed to receive certificate. This course is non-interactive.

Session Learning Objectives

After completing this course, the participant will be able to:

  • Recognize the risk factors through diagnosing covert and overt safety issues and be up on current dangerous behaviors.
  • Gain an understanding of adolescent behaviors as shaped by their social environment, peer group pressure and family issues.
  • Recognize and teach the vulnerable teenage healthy coping skills.
  • Be able to strengthen and empower parents.
  • Be able to identify and integrate various theoretical approaches that include ego supportive therapy, family therapy and behavior modification tailoring it to the client’s specific needs.
  • Learn how to provide effective crisis management.
  • Learn how to apply concepts of structural family therapy in order to strengthen the family.

Course Outline (See Course Curriculum below)

Relevance to Social Work:   

  • Developing practical social work skills to help with appropriate assessment and treatment
  • Develop cultural competency with high risk youth; involving diversity and difference (e.g., gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, disability status, social class).
  • Using practical social work group exercises that can be taken back to their work with youths from varies backgrounds.

Certificates will be awarded after completion of full training, post-test and course evaluation.

Certificates will be awarded after completion of full training and course evaluation.

Radiant Sunshine, #1403, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Radiant Sunshine maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 2/28/20 to 2/28/2023  Social workers completing this course receive 4-clinical continuing education credits.

Find out whether your state or province accepts ACE approval.

Social workers participating in this course will receive 4 Clinical continuing education clock hours.”

Refund policy:   No refund will be given for purchase of course.

 We accommodate persons with disabilities. Please email for more information if disability accommodations are needed.

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Course curriculum

  • 1

    Chapter One

    • From the Desk of Sharea Farmer

    • Study Guide

    • Introduction

    • Overview

    • Stage of Adolescence: Early

    • Stages of Adolescence: Early

    • Stages of Adolescence: Middle

    • Stages of Adolescence: Middle

    • Stages of Adolescence: Late

    • Stages of Adolescence: Late

    • Erik Erikson 8 Stages of Psychosocial (Bonus Info)

    • Adolescent Brain (Bonus)

  • 2

    Chaper Two

    • Parenting Issues

    • Additional Parenting Issues

    • Diversity Issues

    • Options vs Lecturing

    • Who Do We Serve

    • Warning Explicit Video

    • Michael Lee - The Wire Edit

  • 3

    Chapter Three

    • Theories

    • Intervention Part One

    • Intervention Part Two

    • Interventions

    • Resources From Training

    • High Risk Teenage Behaviors, Causes & Treatment Quiz

    • Evaluation

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