Safe Babies Online Workshop - Spring 2023


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 workshop.

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To receive a completion certificate for this Safe Babies workshop, participants must obtain certified infant/child CPR/First Aid training outside of AFABC and provide their CPR certificate to the AFABC registrar. Foster parents, please check with your resource workers on provincial and local CPR/First Aid requirements.

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

Workshop 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 MS Teams online meeting platform. The steps to join a Teams meeting can be found here.

This event will be recorded for quality assurance. Recordings will be available to participants after each session.

Facilitator: This course is taught by AFABC facilitators.

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 prior to taking Safe Babies. This workshop is for adults only.

Dates: Tuesdays, May 16, 23, and 30, from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM. 

Fee: $150 per person. All participants need to be registered individually in the course, and their attendance tracked by the facilitator, in order to qualify for certification.

Your first aid training must include certified 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 187 or

Cancellation Policy

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

May 16th, 2023 7:00 PM to May 30th, 2023 8:30 PM
Event Fee(s)
Participant CA$150.00
Detailed Information
Location: Online
Format Online course
Topic/Area of Interest