1-Hour CE Credit

Intended Audience: 

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

Course Overview:

Children adopted from foster care or an orphanage are more likely to have suffered from neglect or abuse, and these children are sometimes more difficult to parent. Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit interviews Allison Douglas, family advocate at Harmony Family Center in Knoxville, TN and mother of four children adopted from foster care, and Sue Badeau, President of the North American Council on Adoptable Children and adoptive mother of 22 children, about how to raise adopted children.

Course Outline and Biography

Participants will be able to:

  • Define what “sensory-rich environment” is and how a child might benefit from such an environment.
  • List 3 effective tools to help a child by co-regulating.
  • Give examples of healthy self-care a parent can consider to manage exhaustion or being overwhelmed from coping with the needs of harder to parent children.
  • List 3 means of engagement a parent can employ when a child is withdrawing from connection with the parent.
  • Describe several ways that parents can provide healthy involvement in their child’s race or culture when parenting through transracial adoption.
  • Identify 3 steps a parent must take to ensure the safety of the child and the other members of the family when a child is aggressive or violent.
  • Identify conditions under which parents might need to consider residential treatment for a harder to parent kid.


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.

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