Intake 2.1: Special Circumstances in Intake: Substance Exposed Infants (eLearning)

This is Session 2.1 of the Intake In-Service course, which will support new staff working at Intake to gain the knowledge and skills they need to be effective in gathering and documenting information and in screening intakes. The course is divided into three modules which occur at different times during the employee’s first six months at Intake.

This brief e-learning will review policy and legal requirements in screening intakes regarding currently pregnant substance using mothers and infants who were exposed to substances during gestation. Participants will consider important questions to ask callers in order to gather the most relevant information, which will support good screening decisions and capture foundational information which may be used by workers who are assigned to this family now or in the future.

Audience Description: 

Social Service Specialists in Intake.

Assessment and Planning
Chemical Dependency
Child Development, Health and Well-Being, Education
Delivery Method: 
Training Level: 
Social Workers
Is this course eligible for STARS credit?: 
Course Requires Coaching Session?: 
Registration Instructions: 

DCYF staff can register for Intake - Session 2.1 Special Circumstances in Intake: Substance Exposed Infants through the Washington State Learning Center (WSLC). For help with WSLC, please contact

Other workforce members can request registration for this course using the Alliance External Registration form. Use this if you are CWTAP, Tribal Workers, Private Agency, and Judicial Personnel (incl. CASA/GAL). For help with this webform, please contact Alliance Support via