Each year more than 400,000 infants are born in the U.S. who were exposed prenatally to controlled substances. Foster, adoptive and kinship parents face unique challenges when caring for these infants. FPC's "Substance-Exposed Infants" sheds light on the physical and mental challenges these children face, gives an honest view of their long-term prognosis, and gives straightforward advice on nurturing these infants in a way that helps them thrive.
Join Dr. Robert Nickel, developmental and behavioral pediatrician and Professor of Pediatrics at Oregon Health Sciences University; Susan Edelstein, MSW, executive director of TIES for Adoption/UCLA; and an experienced foster parent as they debunk myths surrounding this topic. Discussions focus on the challenges faced by caregivers and how key parenting strategies can help insure a successful outcome for drug-exposed babies. This course covers the effects of legal and illegal drugs, risks and protective factors, medical and developmental issues, behavioral states, and working with the child's professional team.
Includes: Interactive DVD, discussion guide and reproducible questionnaire on a CD.
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TIES for Adoption/UCLA is an interdisciplinary, university-based program to promote the successful adoption, growth, and development of children with special needs, especially those with prenatal substance exposure who are in foster care.