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Children, Adolescents, and LGBTQ Youth Catalog

Welcome to CEU By Net!  This catalog contains our clinical course materials which are specifically relevant to 'Children, Adolescents, and LGBTQ Youth.'  We offer online Continuing Education courses for mental health and addiction professionals in a variety of topics pertaining to assessment and treatment of youth - including 'Ending Conversion Therapy' and 'Suicide Prevention' for LGBTQ youth, Child and Adolescent Bullying, Adolescent SUDs, HIV in Families, Terrorism, and Complex Trauma.


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Ending Conversion Therapy with LGBTQ Youth - Course 6J

This course material represents a critical 'sea change' in the understanding of GENDER, specifically as it pertains to LGBTQ children and adolescents.  

This course, written and published by SAMHSA and sponsored for Continuing Education credit by CEU By Net, takes an in depth look at the developmental process of gender identity and sexual orientation in LGBTQ youth, from age two forward.

This course provides mental health and addiction professionals with accurate information about effective and ineffective therapeutic practices and supportive interaction as it pertains sexual orientation and gender identity in youth.  

  • One of the goals of the course is to gain a clear understanding of the difference between GENDER vs. Sex Assigned at Birth, and how the differentiation evolves in transgender children and adolescents. This course presents a sensitive discussion of the various trajectories that a TRANSGENDER identity in very young children may take when they are allowed to explore their gender identity during childhood and adolescence.

  • The course also clearly describes the difference between Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Gender Expression in children, adolescents, and young adults, and the possible blending of these gender attributes.  

The conclusion of the expert panel who developed the information in this course is that VARIATIONS in each of these three elements of identity are within the NORMAL SPECTRUM of sexual expression and gender identity in humans.

  • This groundbreaking report by SAMHSA and a host of recognized experts in the mental health and addiction field confronts in a forthright manner the issue of CONVERSION THERAPY for minors.


The conclusion in this report - which condemns the centuries-old practice of Conversion Therapy for minors - is based on professional consensus statements developed by multiple experts in the field:  

  • Conversion Therapy - the effort to change an individual’s sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression - is a practice that is not supported by credible evidence and has been disavowed by behavioral health experts and multiple professional associations, including the American Psychological Association, the American Medical Association, and the National Association of Social Workers.


This course should prove to be enlightening for all professionals who are not familiar with the inherent physiological and genetic basis for LGBTQ IDENTITY including TRANSGENDER IDENTITY in very young children, and the developmental process as it unfolds over time.

  • CEAPs and other mental health and addiction professionals should find this course very helpful in working with the parents of LGBTQ children and adolescents, to understand the inherent basis for LGBTQ identity and the developmental process from childhood to adulthood ….. and to help them form a healthy relationship with their LGBTQ child or adolescent despite difficulty accepting the youth's LGBTQ status.



Growing Up Girl! 

Other popular Child and Adolescent courses are:

Course 5N "Growing Up Girl - Girls Matter!" - a SAMHSA slideshow course which addresses ....

 understanding how the adolescent brain develops, thinks and processes 'risk' vs. immediate gratification. 

♦ the impact of the social media spotlight and contemporary social norms upon the self-image and emotional wellbeing of female children and adolescents.  

♦  the risks associated with behavioral health conditions of adolescent females including substance abuse, depression, suicide, self-harm, binge eating, and aggression 

The psychosocial and neurological development of female children and adolescents, including the issue of how contemporary social norms and practices impact the wellbeing of females  <br><br> 
-- The issue of self-image and the formation of identity <br><br>
--  Understanding how the adolescent brain thinks and processes 'risk' vs. immediate gratification <br><br>
-- Risks associated with behavioral health conditions of adolescent females including depression, suicide, self-harm, binge eating, and aggression <br><br>
-- The 'Triple Bind' for today's adolescent females <br><br>
-- The issue of self injury as a concomitant of self image and loss of control within a social milieu. <br><br> 
-- Development and treatment of self-injurious behavior<br><br>
-- Substance abuse and addiction in adolescent females <br><br> 
-- The impact of the internet upon the emotional development, mental health status, and emotional wellbeing of female adolescents<br><br>
-- Effective treatment alternatives when girls are in crisis. <br><br> 

♦  the 'Triple Bind' for today's adolescent females 

♦ The issue of self-injury as a concomitant of self-image and loss of control within a social milieu.

♦ Development and treatment of self-injurious behavior

♦ Effective treatment alternatives when girls are in crisis. 


'Course 3C - Beyond the Yellow Legal Pad! Biopsychosocial and Risk Assessment of Children and Adolescents - From Ethics to Practice and Into the Courtroom'.  This course may be taken as either an Ethics course or an Assessment course.  

The course speaks to the legal, ethical, and professional perils of 'assessing on the fly' without a structured format, and the critical errors that even the most experienced clinicians can make in the assessment and diagnosis of children and adolescents.  


Course 3J "Professional Guide to Supporting LGBTQI2-S Children and Adolescents" (3 Clock Hours of CE Credit) 

SUD treatment in adolescents

Course 3H - "Principles of Adolescent SUD Treatment:  A Researched-Based Practical Guide" (3.5 Clock Hours), and

Course 3I - "Bullying Prevention and Response: The Base Training Module" (3.0 Clock Hours).  You can view them in the list of courses,  below



Some Other Courses Involving the Assessment and Treatment of Children and Adolescents:

 Course 6A - Response to Survivors of Terrorism and Mass Violence 

 Course 2H - HIV and AOD Issues with Adolescents and Families


POPULAR! child_adolescent_treatmentCourse  5J - Suicide Risk and Prevention with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Youth

 Course 5J assesses the major 'risk factors' which can contribute to suicide attempts and suicide deaths of LGBT (a.k.a. GLBT) adolescents and young adults - including the internet, family and friend's history of suicide, harassment at school, rejection by family members, "coming out" to family members at an early age, etc..  The authors provide specific recommendations through model programs, for ACTION to reduce the risk of suicide. The strategies are designed to be implemented with LGBT youth in schools, communities, screening programs, crisis lines, practices and gatekeeping clinics.  






All of the courses in this Child and Adolescent Catalog may be viewed online for FREE, and all but Course 3C can be saved to your computer as PDFs and printed so that you may study them either ONLINE or OFFLINE.  [There are prototype Child and Adolescent Assessment forms at the end of Course 3C that CAN be saved and printed and modified by you for your own use.]  

You pay a fee only if you want to take the online quiz for a course and get your instant download certificate.

If you wish to purchase a course individually, the fees specified below in the course descriptions are for you.  However, if you purchase an Annual Subscription for only $54.95, you may take unlimited courses for one entire year, for free.




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Plus     Course 6J - Ending Conversion Therapy_Supporting and Affirming LGBTQ Youth
Plus    Course 3C - Beyond the Yellow Legal Pad! Biopsychosocial and Risk Assessment and Diagnosis of Children and Adolescents - from Ethics to Practice and Into the Courtroom
Plus    Course 2J_Basic Guide to Traumatic Stress, Complex Trauma, and Resilience
Plus    Course 5N - Growing Up Girl - Girls Matter!
Plus    Course 3H - Principles of Adolescent SUD Assessment and Treatment - A Research-Based Practical Guide
Plus    Ethics Course 4B_Rights of Persons Living with Serious Mental Illness and Co-Occurring Substance Use Disorders - Our Ethical and Practical Responsibilities
Plus    Course 3J - Professional Guide to Supporting LGBTQI2-S Children and Adolescents
Plus    Course 3I - Bullying Prevention and Response - A Training Guide
Plus    [Florida] Ethics 3C - Beyond the Yellow Legal Pad: From Ethics to Practice and Into the Courtroom
Plus    Course 6A - Mental Health Response to Mass Violence and Terrorism: A Training Manual
Plus    Course 2H - HIV and AOD Issues with Adolescents and Families
Plus    Course 5J - Suicide Risk and Prevention for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Youth
Plus    AOD Course 5H - Alcohol Problems in Intimate Relationships: Identification and Intervention with Families and Couples
Plus    Course 2D - The Ethics of Advance Directives: Assisting Clients and Families with Plans for End of Life Care
Plus    Course 3F - A Community Approach to Reducing Maternal Depression and Its Impact on Young Children
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