Parenting a Child Who Was Substance Exposed
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Substance exposure is a factor that can contribute to children's behavior and affect foster and adoptive families. This course explores how parents can care for children who were prenatally exposed to substances or drug endangered, and create an environment that encourages resilience in children with a history of trauma.

At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • describe risk and protective factors
  • understand the impact of prenatal substance exposure and drug endangerment on children
  • identify parenting strategies to encourage attachment in children
  • describe three important temperament traits
  • understand how to prevent substance abuse in adolescents
  • understand how to talk about birth parents' substance abuse


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This class explores parenting children who were substance exposed, including:

  • risk and protective factors

  • effects of prenatal substance exposure and drug endangerment

  • attachment and temperament

  • parenting approaches

(2 credit hours, $10.00 per person)