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

What are the special needs common to international adoption? What special needs do we see from specific countries? In this course, we interview Dr. Kimara Gustafson, an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Minnesota and a pediatrician at their Adoption Medicine Clinic. She also has a Masters in Public Health.

Outline for Common Special Needs in International Adoption

Participants will be able to:

  • List some of the most common special needs in international adoption.
  • Understand the post-adoption care needed for some of the most common special needs in international adoption.
  • Understand what common special needs are seen in the major placing countries for international adoption.


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

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

Accreditations and Approvals:

Creating a Family – The National Adoption and Infertility Education and Support Nonprofit, #886829466, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), through the NASW CE Approval program. Creating a Family – The National Adoption and Infertility Education and Support Nonprofit maintains responsibility for the program. 

NASW Approval Period: 6/4/2020-6/30/2021. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. This program is approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval #886829466-2430) for 1 continuing education contact 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. NASW offers a quick reference of  Social Work Licensure Board Endorsements that you may find helpful.

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

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