1-Hour CE Credit

Intended Audience: 

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

Course Overview:

How do you form attachment and build family connections in adoption? Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Karyn Purvis. Dr. Purvis is the author of The Connected Child: Bring Hope and Healing to Your Adoptive Family.  In this course, we discuss how to establish the bonds of connection with your adopted child.

Course Outline and Bibliography

Participants will be able to:

  • Identify the age when a child is at the greatest risk of developing attachment disorders.
  • List the six risk factors for developing attachment disorders.
  • Explain the ratio between developmental delays and time spent in an orphanage.
  • Name two predictors of optimal childhood development.
  • List two techniques to establish routines for children with attachment disorders.
  • Identify two techniques for dealing with children with food issues.
  • Describe the prognosis for children with attachment disorders and the likelihood of them making significant improvements.


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.

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