NY Licensees ONLY - Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and Adoption

In-utero substance exposure is a common occurrence in children placed for adoption. Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs) have wide-ranging impacts on children and significant implications for the families raising them. This session will focus on better understanding these conditions, working with medical professionals to diagnose and treat a FASD. In addition, this speaker will discuss how adoption professionals can support prospective parents’ decision-making about a match for a child with substance exposure, and strategies for post adoption support for these families.

Barb Clark – Parent Support and Training Specialist, North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC)
Webinar length: 60 minutes

After attending this webinar, professionals will be able to:

  • Describe Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, and the connection between brain impairment and behaviors.
  • Give examples of ways to meet the physical, educational, and social needs of adoptees with FASD.
  • Express important considerations for prospective adoptive parents matching with children with FASD.
  • Identify post adoption supports for families who adopt children with FASD.
  • Examine the intersectionality of FASD with other issues connected to adoption such as grief, maintaining relationships, and understanding the adoption story.

Course level: Beginning, Intermediate

Cost to register: $15

If you are a NCFA member, look for your discount code in the membership portal.


National Council For Adoption is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0681.  Social workers completing this course receive 1 contact hour.

This course is for NY social workers ONLY.  If you are not a social worker licensed in New York, do not complete this course for continuing education credit.  Instead, visit the CE course here.

In order to receive contact hours, attendees must participate in the entirety of the recorded webinar training, have their attendance verified, complete a course evaluation and complete post-test with at least 80% correct. Upon completing these items, attendees will receive their contact hours certificate of credit to the email address provided at registration.

Other Questions? For questions, concerns or to request special accommodations, please contact us at ncfa@adoptioncouncil.org or 703-299-6633.


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