In this course, we will talk about the six classes of psychotropic medications, what they treat, and how to administer them for maximum effectiveness. We will also discuss what foster, adoptive, and kinship parents can do to ensure their child is on the needed medications. The instructor will be Dr. Adam Langenfeld, a Developmental Pediatrician at Children's Minnesota Hospital. He also has a Ph.D. in chemistry.

Participants will be able to:

  • List 3 mental health issues that can be successfully treated with psychotropic medications.
  • List 2 symptoms of anxiety in children.
  • List 3 common side effects of psychotropic medications.
  • Explain a parent's role in advocating for the least amount of medication needed.

Outline for Understanding Psychotropic Medications.pdf

*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:

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: 3/1/2024 - 3/31/2025. 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 # 886829466-5992) 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.

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