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%)
Health problems are a primary concern for parents considering adoption. In this course, Dr. Jane Aronson, an international adoption doctor and the founder of Worldwide Orphans Foundation, discusses the common health issues in international adoption. We discuss fetal alcohol syndrome, parasites, AIDS, attachment issues and the typical affects of institutionalization.
This course includes:
- What are some common health issues in international adoption?
- What is Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder (FASD)?
- What is the risk of FASD in different countries?
- How does the prenatal environment shape a child?
- What are the causes and risks association with low birth weight?
- What are the birth weight trends in different countries?
- What countries have the lowest risk of long-term health issues in children?
- What issues are associated with transracial adoptions?
- What are the issues and options for girls who have experienced female genital mutilation (FGM)?
- What are common sleep issues among adopted children?
- Is co-sleeping helpful for adopted children with sleep issues?
- What is psychosocial dwarfism and how does it affect orphans?
- What is the rate of tuberculosis in orphans?
Please contact the Education Director for technical assistance or disability accommodations.
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