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 confcoordinator@advocatesforpregnantwomen.org
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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

People working in the fields of criminal law, family law and child welfare frequently have cases that involve issues of drug use. These lawyers, social workers, counselors, advocates and investigators, however, are often trying to do their jobs without the benefit of evidence-based research or access to experts knowledgeable about drugs, drug treatment and the relationship between drug use, pregnancy and parenting.

Drugs, Pregnancy and Parenting Part II will bring evidence-based research and renowned experts to professionals and to people directly affected by policies addressing these issues. The presenters will help distinguish myth from fact, evidence-based information from media hype and provide meaningful tools for improved advocacy, representation, care and treatment for pregnant women, parents, children, and families.

This program will specifically focus on the question of what happens when children remain with parents who use or abuse drugs?

The distinguished presenters and hosts of this event include:
Marylou Behnke, MD, Fonda Davis Eyler, PhD, Martin F. Guggenheim, JD, Carl L. Hart, PhD, Sabra Jackson, Gretchen Lord, LCSW, Lynn M. Paltrow, JD, & Jane M. Spinak, JD
Read presenter bios here.

No matter what kind of work you do or practice you have, this course will challenge your assumptions, identify valuable resources and generate hope about families where drug use is an issue.