Fetal Alcohol Disorder Treatment for Social Workers

$7.50 | CE Hours:1.50 | Intermediate

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CE Course Description

One act of alcohol-exposed pregnancy (AEP) prevention can positively impact the life of the mother and the life of the unborn child.  One change in how services are provided can multiply that impact many times over.  This CE course provides social workers working with pregnant women and those with FASD the procedures for screening, appropriate prevention approaches, and procedures for referral.

Author:  Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.  Addressing Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD).  Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) Series 58.  HHS Publication No. (SMA) 13-4803.  Rockville, MD: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2014.

Retrieved from:  https://store.samhsa.gov/product/TIP-58-Addressing-Fetal-Alcohol-Spectrum-Disorders-FASD-/SMA13-4803


CE Course Objectives

1.  List three personal / sexual / family risk factors for an AEP.

2.  Conclude what is needed most by a social worker to effectively serve individuals who have or may have an FASD.

3.  Evaluate what should be considered when modifying a treatment plan for an individual who has or may have an FASD.

4.  Differentiate the approaches to learning that should and should not be avoided.

5.  Identify a common theme that social workers need to be attentive to when working with those with an FASD.


CE Outline with Main Points

1.  Prevention of Alcohol-Exposed Pregnancies Among Women of Childbearing Age

a.  Professional Responsibility to Screen

b.  Procedures for Screening

c.  Selecting an Appropriate Prevention Approach

d.  Procedures for Referral

e.  Working with Women Who May Have an FASD

2.  Addressing FASD in Treatment

a.  The Starting Point: Observing Indicators

b.  Functional Observation and History / Interviewing

c.  Assessment (External or Through an In-House Assessment Team)

d.  Tailoring Treatment for Individuals with an FASD

e.  Working with the Family

f.  Transition and Connection to Community Supports



Social Work Approval

Social Work CE Credit for this course is offered with the following approvals. Many state boards of social work will accept the approvals listed. Provider Approvals by state and license type can be found here.

  • Quantum Units Education is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, CAMFT Provider #89970, to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEP. Quantum Units Education maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.
  • Florida board for Social Workers CE Provider #50-8650 (Quantum 'immediately' reports CE Credits to Florida licensees) 
  • Illinois Department of Professional Regulation, License No. 159.001261 approved CE Sponsor
  • Ohio CSWMFTB #RCST091701 approved CE Provider
  • Texas Board of SWE #5070 approved CE Provider
  • ACE credit is offered for this course for social workers (followed by ACE approval statement that is currently on every ACE course page) Quantum Units Education, #1289, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Quantum Units Education maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 01/03/2020 – 01/03/2023.

To see other approvals in your state, see our state by state provider approval listings here.


CAADE Approval

This course does not have CAADE approval for CEUs.


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Added On: 2017-12-21

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