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Save The Date for Birmingham Event — "Drugs Pregnancy and Parenting: What Experts in Medicine, Social Work and the Law Have to Say"

August 13, 2010

The event is Friday, October 15
1 PM – 6:00 PM
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Heritage Hall, Room 102
1401 University Blvd

Drugs, Pregnancy and Parenting Part II

March 30, 2010

A continuing professional education opportunity

Presented by: National Advocates for Pregnant Women, with New York University's School of Law & The NYU Silver School of Social Work
When: Thursday, April 29, 2010 (half day program 12p-5p)
Where: NYU School of Law, 40 Washington Square South, Manhattan
Contact: Aileen Dibra, NAPW Conference Coordinator
More information and registration

Continuing Education Credits in the areas of Law, Social Work & CASAC will be offered.
4.5 CLE credits in "Ethics and Professionalism"
4.0 Hours CASAC Section II
4.0 Hours CPP Section I
4.0 Hours CPS Section I
5.0 CEU Social Work

2010 Presenter Biographies

March 24, 2010

Presenters at Drugs, Pregnancy and Parenting: What the Experts Have to Say Part II include:

Marylou Behnke, MD is a Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Florida (UF) College of Medicine in the Division of Neonatology and Co-Director of the North Central Early Steps, a part of Florida’s early intervention program. Dr. Behnke’s research focuses on the effects of perinatal risk, including medical, genetic, environmental, and psychosocial factors, on long-term outcomes for children. Dr. Behnke has served on the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Substance Abuse, the Florida Medical Association Committee on Substance Abuse, and the Florida Pediatric Society Committee on Substance Abuse. She has served on numerous grant review committees for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), currently serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Addiction Medicine, and is an ad hoc reviewer for numerous medical journals.

Save the Date for Part II - April 29th, 2010

February 02, 2010

National Advocates for Pregnant Women and New York University present...

Drugs, Pregnancy and Parenting: What the Experts Have to Say Part II

Thursday, April 29, 2010
New York City

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Drugs, Pregnancy and Parenting: What the Experts in Medicine, Social Work and Law Have to Say

November 19, 2008

Wednesday, February 11, 2009
9:00am - 6:00pm

New York University School of Law
40 Washington Square South

Program and Biographies of Speakers to be posted soon.

Intervention to protect children when their parents are drug users is an important area of child welfare. However, the research and scientific knowledge about the subject does not always match what is available in the popular press or what is easily accessible to people working in the child welfare and related fields. Moreover, the research on this matter is constantly developing.

Come hear leading experts in the medical, legal and social work fields discuss evidence-based information about the effects of prenatal exposure to drugs, drug treatment that works for families, the extent to which evidence of drug use provides information about parenting ability, as well as discussion of the role of scientific experts and the legal and ethical principles in cases involving issues of drug use, drug testing, pregnancy and parenting.

*Co-sponsors include: National Advocates for Pregnant Women, NYU School of Law, and the Silver School of Social Work at NYU. This program represents a collaborative effort and a consultative process with legal services offices, child welfare organizations, grassroots parents groups and child advocacy groups.

* CLE and CEU credits for lawyers and social workers will be available.

* Breakfast, Lunch, and Snacks provided!!