Safe Babies Online Workshop - March 2021


This event is currently full.
This course is designed for those planning to adopt or care for a baby or toddler — especially if there is any risk of prenatal exposure. Learn about infant development, substance exposure, sleep issues, household and infant safety, support services, self-care, and more in this three-part online webinar workshop.


To receive a completion certificate for this Safe Babies course, prospective adoptive parents are required to obtain infant/child CPR training outside of AFABC and provide a copy of their CPR certificate to the AFABC registrar. Foster parents and caregivers, please check with your resource workers on provincial and local CPR/First Aid requirements.

Infant/child CPR and first aid training is offered across the province through  St. Johns Ambulance and other first-aid organizations.

Format: This online course is composed of three 1.5-hour online workshops and three hours of self-directed homework. 

Course outline:

Session 1 - Prenatal exposure

  1. Understanding women and addiction
  2. Bringing home baby
  3. Stressors and self-care

Session 2 - Health and development

  1. Public health and infant development programs
  2. Infant child development
  3. Developmental red flags
  4. Infant mental health

Session 3 - FASD

  1. Introduction to FASD
  2. FASD key worker presentation
  3. Questions and discussion
  4. Personal story video

Activities: Presented in an online multi-media format, activities include: live online presentations, online group discussions, watching videos, reading articles, guest speakers from the community, and homework assignments. 

This workshop uses the Zoom online meeting platform. Please check your computers/devices compatibility here

Facilitator: This course is taught by a Safe Babies trained online facilitator.

Audience: This workshop is directed toward adoptive and permanency parents and referred foster parents.  We recommend that participants have taken AEP or foster parent training before this course. Foster Parents are encouraged to contact their resource or social worker before registering. This workshop is for adults only.

Dates: Wednesday, March 10th, 17th, and 24th from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Fee: $150 per person. To receive a Safe Babies certificate, participants must register individually.

Prospective adoptive parents, please reference the chart below for CPR requirements for certification in this course.











Login info: Workshop login information will be provided to you one day prior to each workshop session.

Contact: Registrar 604-320-7330 ext 107 or

Cancellation Policy

**Please note that we require a minimum of 12 participants to run the workshop.

March 10th, 2021 7:00 PM through March 24th, 2021 8:30 PM
Online Event
Event Fee(s)
Participant $ 150.00
Detailed Information
Location: Vancouver Coastal Region
Format Online course
Topic/Area of Interest Parenting, Special Needs

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