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

We know that families with children can make great foster families but they face special challenges integrating the new child into their family. This course will cover what foster case worker and child welfare social workers should know about the dynamics of bringing foster children into a home that already has children. We will provide suggestions for you to share with foster families on how to integrate new foster children into the home as seamlessly as possible. Our expert, Dr. Eshele Williams, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, brings her professional expertise with counseling foster families and her personal experience as being a biological child in a family that fostered many children in her childhood.

Outline for Impact of Fostering on Kids Already in the Family.pdf

Participants will be able to:

  • List 3 possible positive benefits of fostering on children already in the family.
  • List 4 possible challenging issues children in the family might face when foster children join the family.
  • Explain the benefit of preparing children in the family for the realities of fostering.


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

1.0 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:  Ethics

Accreditations and Approvals:

Creating a Family – The National Adoption and Foster Care Education and Support Nonprofit submitted this course for social work continuing education for approval by the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), through the NASW CE Approval program. Creating a Family – The National Adoption and Foster Care Education and Support Nonprofit maintains responsibility for the program.

NASW Approval Period: 6/2/2021 - 6/30/2022. 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 #886829466-3563) 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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