1-Hour CE Credit

Intended Audience: 

This course is designed for adoption social workers and mental health providers.

Course Overview:

Should you accept an adoption match where the baby has been exposed to opiates, heroin, methadone, or other drugs? Is methadone better for the baby? What is the long-term prognosis for a baby with prenatal exposure to drugs? What can be done to help with withdrawal? In this course, Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Julia Bledsoe, a pediatrician specializing in adoption medicine and drug and alcohol exposure with the University of Washington Center for Adoption Medicine and the UW FAS Clinic.

Course Outline & Bibliography

Participants will be able to:

  • Name 4 common drugs children can be exposed to prenatally.
  • List 3 long and short term effects of prenatal opioid exposure.
  • List 3 long and short term effects of prenatal marijuana exposure.
  • Identify three types of treatment for children with prenatal drug exposure.
  • List 3 ways parents can foster attachment with children suffering from withdrawal.
  • Identify 3 diseases that children with prenatal exposure are also at risk of.

Social Work Practice Level:  Intermediate

1 Hour CE Credit

Online Audio Course – Non-interactive (Certificate of completion will be immediately awarded online.  You will be redirected to the certificate upon successful completion of the course including passing a 10 question quiz and completing a course evaluation) 

Course Categories:  Social work practice, knowledge and skills/Social work clinical practice

Accreditations and Approvals:

Creating a Family – The National Adoption and Infertility Education and Support Nonprofit, #1488, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Creating a Family – The National Adoption and Infertility Education and Support Nonprofit maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 10/17/2016 – 10/17/2020. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social workers participating in this course will receive 1 continuing education clock hours.

For information on specific continuing education requirements by jurisdiction or mental health field, we recommend contacting your licensing board or accrediting organization for the most current requirements from your state or territory. ASWB offers a quick reference of Social Work Laws and Regulations that you may find helpful.

Please contact the Education Director for technical assistance or disability accommodations.

Grievance Policy

*Your course will remain active for 180 days from purchase date.

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    Accepting an Adoption Match with Prenatal Exposure
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