Raising a Child Exposed to Alcohol or Drugs

Raising a Child Exposed to Alcohol or Drugs

$20.00

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.

Description

Intended Audience:

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%)

Course Overview:

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?

Please contact the Education Director for technical assistance or disability accommodations.

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