Parenting a Child Who Was Substance Exposed

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

Instructors Dr. Audra Langley, Clinical Child Psychologist and Executive Director of the UCLA TIES for Families Program.
Course Duration 2 credit hours
Course Delivery Self-Directed, Online
Course Provider Foster Parent College
Course Type Self-Directed, Online

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

Course Details

Course Type: Self-Directed, Online
Duration: 2 credit hours
Mandatory for P.R.I.D.E. Levels of Pay:
Recertification Required:
Provided by: Foster Parent College
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