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  • Welcome to Project Educare

    If you are a parent, family member, or caregiver
    looking for mental health care resources, please visit our open access public site at http://niu.edu/educare
    No login is needed for our public site.
    If you are a Mental Health Care Provider, an Illinois United for Youth Agency Member, or a Family Rsources/Consumer Specialist looking for CEU credit or CFPP training programs , please visit our
    Providers Home Page.

    Log in with your account, or if it is your first visit create a new account.

Available Courses

  • Welcome to the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Care Providers home page. The Provider home page features links to the Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology (JCCAP),Evidence-Informed Practices (EIP) resources (practice parameters/guidelines, research syntheses/literature reviews, and web-based databases), as well as reputable websites offering curriculum for implementing Evidence-Based Practices (EBP).

  • Evidence-informed Practices series offers eLearning opportunities for mental health providers to expand their knowledge base in how evidence-based and evidence-informed practices evolved in the mental health field, including overviews to the process used in searching for client-based concerns, how to find information and critically appraise those findings. Future series will offer topics such as assessment, psychopharmacology, and multicultural counseling.
  • Internalizing Disorders series offer providers access to eLearning opportunities for expanding their knowledge base in screening, assessing, and treatments for disorders that are considered internalized (e.g. depression, and anxiety).
  • The Substance Abuse and Co-occurring Disorders series provides eLearning opportunities for expanding your knowledge base in screening, assessing, and treatment for client with potential substance related concerns.
  • Disruptive Disorders include a range of behavioral challenges including Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), Conduct Problems(CP), Conduct Disorder (CP) as well Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders (ADHD). The latter is covered in a separate section. Programs thus far, include Diagnosis and Clinical Course, as well as Assessment.
  • Project Educare's Assessment section contains both the DECA and Ohio Youth Worker Scales training programs. CEUs are now available for completing, or refreshing your training on these state-wide assessment instruments.
  • Illinois United for Youth (IUY) is a System of Care (SOC) planning and implementation effort is grounded in transforming Illinois’ continuum of services towards a model that can deliver intensive, community based services to children and adolescents that often have co-occurring behavioral, developmental, learning, and/or physical health disabilities requiring multi-system involvement. The service delivery mode also embraces the cultural, linguistic, trauma-informed, socio-economic, and other needs of youth and families requiring services. Finally, the service delivery model provides for a broad array of services that can be flexible and individually customized in design, to reduce the reliance on out-of-home placements. Central to the success of the IUY Pathways approach is the establishment and availability of training, technical support and infrastructure development. As part of the training process, there will be other modules designed to support the implementation of IUY Pathways: Illinois’ Strategic Plan for Children’s Mental Health.
    This set of modules was designed by Child and Family Support Services of Arizona to help community providers, families, and youth better understand the role of Para-professionals and their integration in the mental health delivery system.
  • The Family and Caregiver Home Page section of Project Educare offers a brief overview of the structure, purpose and intent of our efforts to support mental health related evidence-informed practices. This part of the Educare moodle offers direct links to information on development, mental illness, substance abuse, state and federal agencies, advocacy resources for disability and educational rights, as well as links to resources that mental health providers used to acquire training and information about comtemporary research in the mental health field.

  • Evidence-informed Practices series provides family and caregivers access to eLearning opportunities for expanding their knowledge base in how evidence-based and evidence-informed practices evolved in the mental health field, including overviews to the process used in searching for client-based concerns, how to find information and critically appraise those findings. Future series will offer topics such as assessment, psychopharmacology, and multicultural counseling.

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