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

What are the common health, emotional, and developmental issues common to children adopted from abroad? What should parents consider before adopting internationally? In this course, we talk with Dr. Dana Johnson, Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Minnesota where he co-founded the Adoption Medicine Program in 1986. Over the course of his career, Dr. Johnson has reviewed the medical records of over 20,000 children.

Outline for Health, Emotional, and Developmental Issues Common to Children Adopted Internationally

Participants will be able to:

  • Understand the factors that lead to children around the world to be in state care and to need adoptive families.
  • Understand the intercountry adoption process.
  • Understand the common emotional, developmental, and health issues for children adopted internationally.
  • Understand the common assimilation issues for internationally adopted children. 


*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 # 886829466-7884) 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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    Health, Emotional, and Developmental Issues Common to Children Adopted Internationally (CE)

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