This course is designed for adoption social workers and mental health providers.
In this course we will talk about the process of adoption and the common health, developmental, and emotional issues in children being adopted through intercountry adoption. The instructor will be Dr. Kimara Gustafson, M.D., M.P.H., an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Minnesota Medical School, a Faculty Member in the Division of Clinical Behavioral Neuroscience, and a pediatrician at the Adoption Medicine Clinic at the University of Minnesota.
Our second instructor is Dr. Katie Stone, a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Pediatrics at The University of Minnesota Medical School. She is part of the Psychology team at the Adoption Medicine Clinic providing expertise on mental and behavioral health, attachment, and social-emotional development. Her Ph.D. is in Clinical Child Psychology.
Participants will be able to:
- Understand the factors that lead to children around the world to be in state care and to need adoptive families.
- Understand the intercountry adoption process.
- Understand the common emotional, developmental, and health issues for children adopted internationally.
- Understand the common assimilation issues for internationally adopted children.
*Your course will remain active for 180 days from purchase date.
1 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:
Creating a Family – The National Adoption and Foster Care Education and Support Nonprofit submitted this course for social work continuing education for approval by the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), through the NASW CE Approval program. Creating a Family – The National Adoption and Foster Care Education and Support Nonprofit maintains responsibility for the program.
NASW Approval Period: 5/23/2023 - 5/31/2024. 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 # 886829466-2797) for 1 continuing education contact hours.
For information on specific continuing education requirements by jurisdiction or mental health field, we recommend contacting your licensing board or accrediting organization for the most current requirements from your state or territory. NASW offers a quick reference of Social Work Licensure Board Endorsements that you may find helpful.
Please contact the Education Director for technical assistance or disability accommodations.