This course is designed for adoption and foster care social workers.

Adoption agency social workers are often in the position of providing counseling to expectant women or couples on their options when faced with an unplanned pregnancy. This can present an ethical minefield for social workers. In this course, we cover what should be included and how to navigate potential ethical issues and coercive practices.

Agenda for Expectant Parent Counseling (Options Counseling).pdf

Participants will be able to:

  • List 3 options available to women with an unplanned pregnancy.
  • Explain how to keep the expectant mother or couple's wishes front and center in this process.
  • List 3 issues prospective adoptive parents and expectant parents should discuss before a decision is made to match.
  • List 2 ideas to make the relinquishment time meaningful and less traumatic for birth parents.

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

1.0  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

Accreditations and Approvals:

NASW Approval Period: 5/31/2024 - 5/31/2025. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. This program is approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval #886829466-1882) for 1 continuing education contact hours.

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

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