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%)
The possibility of prenatal exposure is something that adoptive parents must consider when accepting a match or referral. What types of exposure that are common in adoptive or foster situations and what are the long term consequences of varying types of exposure. In this course, Dr. Ira Chasnoff, one of the nation’s leading researchers on the effects of maternal alcohol and drug use on the newborn infant and child and author of The Mystery of Risk, discusses FASD and prenatal drug exposure.
This course includes:
- How common is prenatal exposure to drugs or alcohol in foster care adoption, international adoption, and domestic infant adoption?
- In what countries in international adoption is fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) or fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) most common?
- Is prenatal drug exposure common in international adoption?
- What is the best way for adoptive parents to assess the danger of fetal alcohol or drug exposure?
- How does the quantity and timing of alcohol, marijuana, methamphetamine, or opiates affect the outcome for the child?
- What is the primary factor predicting how much a chid will be impacted by fetal exposure?
- Are children exposed prenatally to drugs or alcohol more likely to have other health issues or mental health issues?
- Does fetal alcohol or drug exposure make a child more likely to have bi-polar disorder, OCD, depression, or ADHD?
- Are children who are born addicted or dependent on drugs more likely to have long term problems?
- What type of neurological evaluation should adoptive parents have on their child that they suspect of FAS or FASD?
- What is the long term prognosis for these children and what affects the prognosis?
- What affects early brain development even more than alcohol or drugs?
- At what developmental stage is the fetal or infant brain most vulnerable?
- What type of therapy is most effective for children with FAS or FASD or drug exposure?
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