What do social workers need to know about the impacts of prenatal exposure to opioids, Suboxone, and Methadone? What are the risks to a baby born with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome or Neonatal Opioid Withdrawal Syndrome (NOWS)? In this course designed for adoption social workers and mental health providers,we talk with Dr. Julian Davies, a pediatrician at the University of Washington’s Center for Adoption Medicine and their FASD and Prenatal Exposure Clinic.

Outline for Impact of Prenatal Exposure to Opiates, Opioids, Methadone, Suboxone, and Other Common Drugs.pdf

Participants will be able to:

  • List two short term impacts of prenatal exposure to opioids.
  • List two long term impacts or prenatal exposure to opioids.
  • List two impacts from prenatal exposure to Methadone or Suboxone.
  • Describe how to build attachment with a baby suffering with NAS or NOWS.


*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:  Social Work

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: 4/14/2021 - 4/30/2022. 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 #886829466-2699) for 1.0 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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