This course is designed for adoption professionals and pre/post-adoptive families.
1- Hour Online Audio Course (Certificate of completion will be immediately awarded upon successful completion of the course including passing a 10 question quiz with a grade of 80%)
A common risk factor for domestic and international adoptions is potential exposure to alcohol or drugs during pregnancy. How are children affected and what is the reality of raising a child that has Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders or Fetal Alcohol Syndrome? In this course, Diane Malbin, a clinical social worker and founder of FASCETS (Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Consultation, Education and Training Services, Inc.), discusses risks factors and the prognosis for children with FASD.
This course includes:
- How much exposure to alcohol or drugs will affect a baby?
- When during pregnancy is drinking alcohol most dangerous to the fetus?
- What risk factors in a referral or birth mother match would increase the risk that the birth mother drank alcohol during pregnancy?
- What are the typical symptoms of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) and Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS)?
- What symptoms of FASD and FAS are present in infancy? What signs should parents look for to see if their baby has FASD or FAS?
- What are the physical characteristics of a child that has been exposed to excessive drinking during pregnancy? What do we mean by the “face of FAS”?
- What are the primary behaviors of a child or person withFASD or FAS?
- How do children exposed to excessive alcohol consumption prenatally do as adults? What is the long term prognosis for children with FASD or FAS?
- What are some parenting strategies for children with neuro-behavioral issues caused by FASD or FAS?
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