1-Hour CE Credit

Intended Audience: 

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

Course Overview:

In this course, Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national adoption & infertility education nonprofit, interviews Dr. Emily Todd, a Pediatric Medical Geneticist and Medical Director of Comprehensive Adoption Medicine Consultants about ethical issues in genetic testing in adoption. Dr. Todd has extensive experience in the health and development of children, particularly those with special needs. She founded Comprehensive Adoption Medicine Consultants to help families navigate the medical side of the adoption journey.

Course Outline & Bibliography

Participants will be able to:

  • List 4 beginning questions that Social Workers should consider when faced with a genetic testing question.
  • Identify 3 specific traits and disorders that can be tested for using genetic testing.
  • Identify 3 specific traits and disorders that can not reliably be tested for with genetic testing.
  • Name one reason why caution should be used in doing genetic testing on a child unless medically necessary.
  • Identify 2 limitations with Direct to Consumer Genetic Testing.

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.