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Substance Exposed Infants 5CE

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Course Description

This Course requires the Participant to read and understand the publication of the Department of Health and Human Services entitled, Substance Exposed Infants: State Responses to the Problem. This publication is the result of a study of ten states in the US and their respective responses to the exposure of infants to controlled substances through parental use. The issue of substance exposure in babies has been addressed on the Federal, State, and local levels; however, variations occur at every level of implemented response procedures. This publication analyzes those variations for effectiveness and to recommend modifications.

This course is designed to alert the Participants to the procedural and substantive application of responses to the widespread issue of substance exposure of infants to controlled substances and whether current measures are successful. This course could be helpful to professionals working with populations of abused and neglected children such as Judges, General Magistrates, attorneys, healthcare professionals, substance abuse professionals, child welfare professionals, therapists, social workers, psychologists, physician assistants, and nurses.

Approved by the Following State Boards
  • Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Counseling, and Mental Health Counseling (CE Broker #50-23449)

  • Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (License #197.000302)

  • Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapist Board (CE Broker #50-23449)

  • South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, Addiction Counselors, and Psycho-Educational Specialists (CE Broker #50-23449)

Learning Objectives
  • Understand the purpose of the study – to establish a uniform application of prevention of and treatment of substance exposed infants nationally;
  • Identify the five points of the intervention framework and understand how they are linked together;
  • Recognize the need for changes to the system(s) of identifying infants affected by pre-natal substance exposure;
  • Differentiate broad and narrow policy perspectives;
  • Understand how the Child Abuse Prevention Act (CAPTA) addresses the issue and it evolves by monitoring and following trends;
  • Identify differences in intervention policies of various states;
  • Compare and contrast the three distinct programs authorized by federal legislation addressing post-natal interventions for developmental disabilities;
  • Understand the purpose and effectiveness of family drug court programs;
  • Recognize the barriers to success of the various programs and implementations.

You will be expected to review all materials provided and pass the poset-test with a minimum of 70%, in order to receive your certificate of completion.  You will also be required to complete a course evaluation.  Once you have satisfactorily completed the post-test and submitted your evaluation, your certificate will be emailed to you.

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