Registration is closed for this event
Event location: Virtual
January 22nd, 2024 from 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
This course is for anyone who’s interested in adopting, fostering, or caring for a baby or toddler — especially if there is any risk of prenatal substance exposure. Learn about infant development, drug and alcohol exposure, sleep issues, household and infant safety, support services, self-care, and more in this self-directed course. This session is open for registration and will end on May 22nd.

This course covers:

  • Building compassion and empathy for birth parents
  • Understanding addiction and the impacts of prenatal drug and alcohol exposure on the infant
  • What to expect when bringing baby home
  • Infant development and mental health
  • Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) and Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS)

Format: This online course is comprised of self-directed videos, discussions, and journalling. Participants will receive a takeaway resource guide.

Audience: This workshop is directed toward adoptive and permanency parents and referred foster parents.  We recommend that participants have taken the Adoption Education Program (AEP) or foster parent training prior to taking Safe Babies. This workshop is for adults only.

Fee: $150 per person. Each participant must register and complete their course material individually. Partners cannot share a single registration.

Important note: To receive a completion certificate for this course, participants must obtain certified infant/child First Aid (including CPR) training outside of the Belonging Network and provide their certificate to the Belonging Network Education team.

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. Foster parents, please check with your resource workers on provincial and local requirements.


Accessing the course: You’ll receive login information via email on the day the course starts. If you register after the course has started, your login details will be emailed to you within two business days.

Dates: The course starts on January 22nd. Participants must complete assignments before May 22nd.

Contact: Education team 604-320-7330 ext. 187 or

Cancellation Policy

January 22nd, 2024 from 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM