Course Benefits

What You Will Learn

  • The short term and long-term effects of substance exposure on infants.
  • Definition of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS), the effects of NAS as well as the treatment
  • Understanding your family’s preparedness in caring for a substance exposed child.
  • The importance of self-care for caregivers of substance exposed children

What You Will Get

  • Practical tips for caring for your baby
  • Detailed definitions with charts and glossary of terms
  • List of resources

Course Curriculum

    1. What You Can Expect

    2. Substance Exposure Pre-quiz

    1. What is Substances Exposure?

    2. Checking In With a Medical Expert

    1. What is NAS?

    2. Substance Exposure in the Hospital

    3. Infant Massage

    4. Swaddling Your Baby

    5. Comforting Your Baby

    1. Short and Long Term Effects

    2. Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

    1. Are You Ready?

    2. Self Care

    3. Who Do You Know?

    4. Creating Empathy for Birth Mother

    5. Resources

About this course

  • $24.00
  • 21 lessons
  • 1 hour of video content

Meet Your Instructor

Samantha Blanchard

Pregnancy and Adoption Supervisor

Samantha is the Pregnancy and Adoption Supervisor at Christian Family Care. She has her Master’s in Early Childhood Education from Northern Arizona University. Samantha was an infant adoption specialist at CFC before moving into her new role as the Supervisor of CFC's ministry, Hand in Hand Pregnancy & Adoption. She was also a foster mother for eight years and is currently an adoptive mother of five children.

What People Are Saying

“I love the heart of the trainers. I felt that they really were speaking heart-felt words. True care for the babies/children”

“I liked that there were practical tips given as well as educational information. I also appreciated the interview of personal experience from an adoptive parent.”

“I liked the different diagrams that were shown. I loved hearing the personal stories from families who adopted.”

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who should take this course?

    This course is specifically designed for parents who will be taking care of an infant who has been exposed to drugs in uterus. The information will also be applicable to those who are caring for an older child as well but most of the course is directed towards infants and newborns.

  • Will I receive a certificate of completion for the course?

    Yes! Every course comes with a certificate of completion that has been approved by the Arizona Department of Child Safety when the last lesson is reached. This certificate will have the learner's name, the title of the course, the credit hours, and the date of completion.

  • Can I watch the courses together with my spouse or do we each have to have our own log in?

    Just like our in-person courses, the pricing is based per participant. Each purchase should be logged under an individual’s name, and only that name will be tied to the proof of participation.

  • What is the format of the course content?

    Each of the courses are made up of a variety of modules with lessons within each. These lessons are made up of short videos to watch. Learners must complete the video before they can advance to the next lesson. There is also a variety of “process questions” throughout each lesson to help learners apply lessons from the videos. Each learner must also complete a final assessment quiz to receive a certificate.

  • Can I interact with other people/instructors in the course?

    Yes! Each lesson has a forum where learners can either post or answer a question for discussion to keep the learning going.