Psychologists, Social Workers, Counselors, MFTs

Supporting Mothers to Prevent Subsequent Prenatal Substance Use


Course Description: Recurring alcohol or drug-exposed births among women who use substances prenatally is a social and public health concern with serious implications for the exposed children, families, and communities. Child welfare agencies and community organizations may be able to interrupt the pattern by implementing interventions and services known to help mothers maintain custody.

Learning Objectives:

  • Analyze the risk of subsequent substance-exposed newborns to mothers with substance use issues
  • Describe interventions and services that help mothers with substance use issues to maintain custody

Course Components:

  • Online text (included)
  • Multiple choice online exam (included)
  • Electronic certificate of completion (free)

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): Therese Grant, PhD

Content Publisher(s): National Abandoned Infants Assistance Resource Center, University of California, Berkeley

Course Author(s) Qualifications: 

Ann Streissguth, PhD Endowed Professor in Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Director, Fetal Alcohol and Drug Unit, UW Medical Center
Director, Washington State Parent-Child Assistance Program
Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology
Research Affiliate, UW Center on Human Development and Disability

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), 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.

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