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

What are the short and long term impacts of drinking during pregnancy or use of methamphetamines, opioids, methadone, Suboxone, marijuana, and tobacco (cigarettes or vaping)? In this course, we interview Dr. Julia Bledsoe, a board certified pediatrician specializing in adoption and prenatal exposure. She is a professor at the University of Washington in General Pediatrics, and also the faculty pediatrician at the UW FAS (Fetal Alcohol Syndrome) Clinic, the longest standing FAS center in the US. 

Introduction to Prenatal Exposure in Adoption Outline

Participants will be able to:

  • List some of the signs or symptoms of a child exposed to alcohol or drugs during pregnancy. 
  • List short-term impacts of alcohol and drug exposure for an infant exposed during pregnancy. 
  • List long-term impacts of alcohol and drug exposure for an infant exposed during pregnancy. 
  • Explain how parenting a child with prenatal exposure is different from parenting a child with no or limited prenatal exposure to alcohol or drugs. 


*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: 7/24/2020-7/31/2021. 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 # 886829466-6726) 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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