Course Description: Prenatal substance abuse continues to be a signiﬁcant problem in this country and poses important health risks for the developing fetus. This course provides information for the most common drugs involved in prenatal exposure: nicotine, alcohol, marijuana, opiates, cocaine, and methamphetamine.
Course Credit(s): 1 CE Credit or Hour
Course Format: Online Text (format of this course is noninteractive)
Course Schedule: Self-paced
Course Author(s): Marylou Behnke, MD, Vincent C. Smith, MD, and Committee on Substance Abuse, and Committee on Fetus and Newborn
Content Publisher(s): American Academy of Pediatrics
Course Author(s) Qualifications:
Dr. Behnke is a professor emeritus of the Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine. For over 20 years, Dr. Behnke served as the medical director of North Central Early Steps, University of Florida’s early intervention (0-3 years) program for infants and toddlers with or at risk for disabilities. In addition, Dr. Behnke is a board-certified neonatologist and pediatrician.
Dr. Smith is Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School. He is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics.
Course Level: Beginning/Introductory, Intermediate, Advanced
CEmobile, LLC, #1558, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. CEmobile, LLC maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 5/2/2018-5/2/2021. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits.
Social workers participating in this course will receive 1 clinical continuing education clock hours.