Courses

  • Adoption Disruption/Dissolutions - How to Prevent and When to Accept

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    Adoption dissolutions or disruptions are a tragedy for everyone–the child, the parents, and the family. What can we do to prevent them from happening, how do we know when they are inevitable and what to do if an adoption failure becomes inevitable

  • Why Women of Color are Less Likely to Get Pregnant with Infertility Treatment (CE)

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    Why Women of Color are Less Likely to Get Pregnant with Infertility Treatment

    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

  • PCOS - Latest Developments in Treatment (CE)

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    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

  • Impact of Immune System on Fertility and Miscarriage (CE)

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    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

  • Why Women of Color are Less Likely to Get Pregnant with Infertility Treatment (CE)

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    Why Women of Color are Less Likely to Get Pregnant with Infertility Treatment

  • Relationships with Birth Parents who Struggle With Addiction

    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

  • Transitioning Home as a Newly Adoptive Family: Things to Prepare For

    Transitioning Home as Newly Adoptive Parents

    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.

  • Foster Parenting 101

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    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

  • Adoption 101

    Adoption 101

    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

  • International Adoption 101

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    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


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