Should You Accept This Adoption Match-Evaluating Risk Factors

Should You Accept This Adoption Match-Evaluating Risk Factors

$20.00

How can adoptive parents evaluate the common health risk factors and know whether to accept an adoption match? In this course, Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility, adoption, & foster care education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Dana Johnson, Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Minnesota where he co-founded the Adoption Medicine Program in 1986. Over the course of his career, he has reviewed the medical records of over 20,000 children and counseled potential adoptive parents on the likely medical needs of these adoptees. 

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:

How can adoptive parents evaluate the common health risk factors and know whether to accept an adoption match? In this course, Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national adoption & foster care education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Dana Johnson, Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Minnesota where he co-founded the Adoption Medicine Program in 1986. Over the course of his career, he has reviewed the medical records of over 20,000 children and counseled potential adoptive parents on the likely medical needs of these adoptees. 

This course includes:

  • Prenatal exposure: How much and when in the pregnancy? What does the impact look like in an infant, pre-schooler, school-aged child, and older?
    • Alcohol
    • Opioids
    • Methadone
    • Suboxone
    • Methamphetamines
    • Cocaine
    • Marijuana
    • Cigarettes
    • Vaping
    • Anti-depressants medications
  • How heritable are certain things such as:
    • Depression
    • Bi-polar
    • Schizophrenia
    • Personality disorders
    • ADHD
    • Intelligence or academic success
  • Attachment issues
    • Newborns
    • Toddlers/preschoolers
    • Older children
  • Impacts of neglect
  • Impact of Institutionalization
  • Impacts of abuse
  • Impact of Sexually abuse
  • Impact of lack of prenatal care
  • Hepatitis B, C
  • Herpes
  • HIV
  • Syphilis
  • Risk when birth mother has tuberculosis.
  • How useful are APGAR scores for determining a child’s future health?
  • How to assess the risk of prematurity
  • Tips for evaluating risk factors in adoption

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

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