1-Hour CE Credit

Intended Audience: 

This course is designed for adoption social workers and mental health providers.

Course Overview:

Evaluating the risk of prenatal alcohol and drug exposure is one of the hardest decisions adoptive parents must make. In this course, Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Ira Chasnoff, one of the nation’s leading researchers on long-term effects of prenatal alcohol and drug exposure. Dr. Chasnoff is the author of The Mystery of Risk, president of the Children’s Research Triangle, and a Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago.

Course Outline & Bibliography

Participants will be able to:

  • Describe the effects of alcohol consumption at different points during the pregnancy.
  • List common symptoms of prenatal cigarette exposure.
  • List common symptoms of prenatal alcohol exposure.
  • List common symptoms of prenatal marijuana exposure.
  • Name three factors parents adopting internationally can use to assess the likelihood of prenatal alcohol exposure.
  • Identify three factors that determine how prenatal alcohol exposure affects a child.
  • Describe the physical symptoms of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome.


Social Work Practice Level:  Intermediate

1 Hour CE Credit

Online Audio Course – Non-interactive (Certificate of completion will be immediately awarded online.  You will be redirected to the certificate upon successful completion of the course including passing a 10 question quiz and completing a course evaluation) 

Course Categories:  Social work practice, knowledge and skills/Social work clinical practice

Accreditations and Approvals:

Creating a Family – The National Adoption and Infertility Education and Support Nonprofit, #1488, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Creating a Family – The National Adoption and Infertility Education and Support Nonprofit maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 10/17/2016 – 10/17/2020. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social workers participating in this course will receive 1 continuing education clock hours.

For information on specific continuing education requirements by jurisdiction or mental health field, we recommend contacting your licensing board or accrediting organization for the most current requirements from your state or territory. ASWB offers a quick reference of Social Work Laws and Regulations that you may find helpful.

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

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*Your course will remain active for 180 days from purchase date.