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∞ Professional Development Workshops and Training
∞ Child Care Worker Training Hours
∞ Continuing Education Contact Hours (CECH)/Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

CONTINUING EDUCATION CONTACT HOURS (CECH)- National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. (NCHEC)

C.H.A.I.N. Reaction, Inc. is a Multiple Event Provider (MEP3984) with the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. We offer entry level and advanced level Category I Continuing Education Contact Hours (CECH) for Certifed Health Education Specialist (CHES) and Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES).
Certifed Health Education Specialist (CHES)
CHES must earn 75 CECH (Minimum of 45 hours of Category I CECH and maximum 30 hours Category II CECH) over a five year certification period. 
Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES) 
MCHES must earn 75 CECH (Minimum of 45 hours of Category I CECH and maximum 30 hours Category II CECH) at least 30 CECH earned must be in advanced level during the five year certification period.
In an effort to maintain credentialing, NCHEC encourages CHES/MCHES to earn a minimum of 15 CECH per year, at least 90 days prior to recertification.
Our learning objectives align with the Seven Areas of Responsibility which contain the Competencies and Sub-competencies developed by NCHEC:
Area I - Assess Needs, Resources, and Capacity for Health Education/Promotion Area II - Plan Health Education/Promotion
Area III - Implement Health Education/Promotion
Area IV - Conduct Evaluation and Research Related to Health Education/Promotion
Area V - Administer and Manage Health Education/Promotion
Area VI - Serve as a Health Education/Promotion Resource Person
Area VII - Communicate, Promote and Advocate for Health, Health Education/Promotion, and the Profession

CONTINUING EDUCATION Unit (CEU) Vendor - California Department of Social Services (CDSS) 

C.H.A.I.N. Reaction, Inc. is an approved Continuing Education Training Program Vendor (#2000125-730-2) with the California Department of Social Services Health and Human Services Agency, Administrator Certification Program. We offer approved health education courses to assist in the development of knowledge and skills to improve the health of clients and communities served. 

Certified Group Home Administrators must complete a minimum of 40-hours of continuing education training every two years by an approved vendor in order to re-certify and maintain certification.

Hourly Continuing Education Units are offered in the following areas:

Areas of Core Knowledge
∞ Admission and Assessment 
∞ Plan, Implement and Evaluate Health Education and Physical Needs
∞ Medication, Psycho-Social and Educational Needs
∞ Administer and Manage Health Education
∞ Supervising and Management of Staff 
∞ Emergency Intervention
∞ Community and Support Services
∞ Business Operations
∞ Law & Regulations

*A portion was adapted from the Core of Knowledge Guidelines, Department of Social Services Administrator Certification Program. Curriculum topics may vary.

Certified Administrators who successfully complete the training courses will receive a Certificate of Completion to submit proof of continuing education hours to the California Department of Social Services Health and Human Services Agency.

Our goal is to improve the quality of health education and social services provided to current and emancipated foster care and probation youth living in residential based programs. If you would like to receive information regarding training for your staff, please contact us and you will be directed to our feedback form.