In this course, we talk about evaluating the risk factors for foster care with Dr. Kimara Gustafson, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Minnesota with appointments at both their Adoption Medicine Clinic and Pediatric Emergency Department.

This course covers the following learning objectives:

  • List 4 types of trauma foster children typically have experienced.
  • List two impacts from prenatal exposure.
  • Explain what we mean by foster children being at higher risk for overmedication.
  • Detail 3 behaviors that may be seen in foster children as a result of the trauma they have experienced.

Outline for Evaluating Risk Factor in Foster Care.pdf

*This course includes a 1-hour conversational audio lesson, a 10-question quiz, and a certificate of completion with the successful completion of the quiz at 80%. 

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

This course is included in the following state packages.

See links for how it aligns with each state's regulatory requirements.

Illinois Special Needs Foster Care Adoption
Important Information for agencies on Illinois Adoption Requirements.
Louisiana Foster Care Adoption
Important Information for agencies on Louisiana Adoption Requirements.

For information specific to your state, go to the Child Welfare Information Gateway State Search site to find information on each state's requirements on background checks, consent to adoption, home study requirements, post-adoption contact agreements, adoption expense regulations, use of advertising, and who may adopt or place a child for adoption.