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%)
Evaluating the risk of prenatal alcohol and drug exposure is one of the hardest decisions adoptive parents must make. What are the long-term effects of prenatal exposure and what can parents do to help those children succeed? Our expert is Ira Chasnoff, one of the nation’s leading researchers on long-term effects of prenatal alcohol and drug exposure, and author of The Mystery of Risk. Dr. Chasnoff is president of the Children’s Research Triangle and a Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago.
This course includes:
- What are the most commonly abused substances during pregnancy?
- What are the long-term health impacts on a child whose mother smoked cigarettes during pregnancy?
- Do the risk of alcohol consumption by pregnant woman differ depending on the time of pregnancy?
- Does it matter how much the pregnant woman drank? Or how frequently she drank?
- What is the best way to ask a prospective birth mother who is considering adoption if she drank during her pregnancy?
- How reliable is looking for the facial features of FAS?
- How to tell if a child has Fetal Alcohol Syndrome or Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder?
- If the child does not have the facial features of FAS does that mean he will be less impacted?
- How can parents adopting internationally tell based on the limited information available if their child has been exposed to alcohol during pregnancy?
- What are the most common effects of prenatal exposure to alcohol?
- How does ADHS differ from FASD?
- What are the most common long-term effects to a child who was exposed prenatally to marijuana?
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