Heather Gotham, PhD
Associate Research Professor
In addition, through Mid-America, we had received multiple requests for basic SUD training that could be used during the orientation of new behavioral health staff, as well as training for child welfare, corrections, or other allied professionals. The course is also currently being implemented in baccalaureate nursing and health studies curricula. We hope that other programs will find value in the course and will use it with other student groups.
For students and professionals in diverse areas of health care
Developed by experts in multiple fields
Our instructional designers are Edna Talboy, PhD, and Monica Talboy, Salcedo-Talboy Consulting, LLC. This course was developed by the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) School of Nursing and Health Studies’ Collaborative to Advance Health Services, with funding by grants TI025355, TI026442, and TI024226 from the Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
Key take-aways for learners
- Why people start taking substances and the effects of the major categories of substances.
- Substance use occurs along a continuum from not using (abstinence) to a substance use disorder.
- A substance use disorder is a chronic, relapsing brain disease.
- Substance use disorders are treatable public health concerns, and recovery is possible.
Breaking down myths about substance use disorders
Continuing Education Credits
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