Infertility Clinic Nurses will hear research that Black, Asian, and Hispanic women are more likely to be infertile and less likely to seek treatment and less successful with IVF once they get treatment. They will learn why women of color are less likely to get pregnant with infertility treatment and how to provide culturally competent care for those patients. This course is an interview with Dr. Torie Comeaux Plowden, a reproductive endocrinologist and researcher in the area of disparity with success rates for minorities and access to care
Infertility Clinic Nurses will hear the criteria used to diagnose Poly Cystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), including the latest information on the symptoms, causes, and treatments for PCOS. The course is an interview with Dr. Alex Quaas, a reproductive endocrinologist with Reproductive Partners Fertility Center–San Diego
An interview with Dr. Zev Williams, MD, PhD, is Chief of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Columbia University Medical Center and Columbia University Fertility Center discussing how a woman’s immune system impacts her fertility and the supported treatments for immunological dysfunctions
What are some coping strategies for dealing with a child’s birth parent when they are struggling with addiction? In this course, Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national adoption & foster care education and support nonprofit, talks with Kate Cleary, Executive Director of Consortium for Kids. She is a social worker, an adult adoptee whose mother was addicted, and she has helped negotiate over 40,000 post-adoption openness agreements for kids transitioning out of foster care
Adopting a baby or child brings great joys and also challenges. The transition home as a newly adopted family can be stressful and post adoption depression is not uncommon. How can you have a smoother transition to adoptive parenting? In this course, Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Karen Foli, Director of the PhD in Nursing Program at Purdue University School of Nursing. She is a leading researcher in the post adoption transition and is co-author of “Post Adoption Blues”. Her new book “Nursing Care of Adoption and Kinship Families” received the American Psychiatric Nurses Association 2018 Award for Media.
Are you considering foster care adoption, but don’t know where to begin? How do you become a foster parent? Should you foster to adopt? What do you need to be a good foster parent? In this course, host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national adoption & foster care education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. John DeGarmo, a leading expert in foster care and parenting, and the author of The Foster Parenting Manual: A Practical Guide to Creating a Loving, Safe and Stable Home and A Different Home: A New Foster Child’s Story
In this course Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national foster care & adoption education and support nonprofit discusses the basics of adoption
How to adopt internationally? What is the process for international adoption? How long does it take to adopt from abroad? How much do international adoptions cost? How to find an ethical international adoption agency? In this course, Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Rebecca Leaming regarding the fundamentals of international adoption
What are the stresses on newly adoptive families regardless whether they adopt an infant or adopt internationally or adopt a child from foster care? What should you expect? In this course, Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national adoption and foster care education and support nonprofit, interviews Jennifer McCallum, Lead Post Adoption Counselor at Buckner Children & Family Services, and Dr. Lark Eshleman, a consultant and educator whose expertise is working with children and families who have experienced early emotional trauma, attachment difficulties, neglect and abuse.