Robert Nickel, MD, developmental pediatrician and professor of pediatrics and Susan Edelstein, MSW, Program Director of TIES for Adoption/ UCLA address the issues and challenges faced by parents who care for substance-exposed infants. The health and medical needs of infants and newborns prenatally exposed to drugs can be perplexing and serious. This course sheds light on this complex subject and provides useful strategies for parenting these infants as well as valuable tips for working with an infant's professional team.
At the end of this course, you will be able to:
I want to say that this class had some great info! We are fostering to adopt a little girl now for over 6 months and she has ALWAYS been a challenge and we never knew why. ... we started putting the pieces together and with her EIS coordinator we have determined that she was a Substance Exposed Infant. This class gave me a lot of information and COMFORT in knowing that our little girl has good chances of being "normal" like everyone else with the right support. Thank you!
We have been resource parents for a number of substance abused infants and each one has their own set of struggles. It was nice to see all the info in one place with this course. We have had to learn, sometimes on the go, how to deal with each situation. Great info.
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This course examines the effects of prenatal substance abuse on infants. Also covered are: