Safe Babies Online Workshop - May 2021


This course is designed for those planning to adopt, foster, 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, participants must obtain infant/child CPR/First Aid training outside of AFABC and provide their CPR/First Aid certificate to the AFABC registrar. Foster parents, please check with your resource workers on provincial and local CPR/First Aid requirements.

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.  This workshop is for adults only.

Dates: Thursday, May 13, 20, and 27 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

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

Your First Aid training must include infant/child CPR training. Please reference the chart below to ensure that it meets the 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.

May 13th, 2021 7:00 PM through May 27th, 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