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

Find out more...

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. On April 29, 2010 we will continue the education and conversations started at last year's continuing education program, Drugs, Pregnancy and Parenting: What the Experts in Medicine Social Work and the Law Have to Say. PART II will provide the opportunity to meet and learn from new experts ready to address some of the questions left unanswered at last year's event.

Following last year's program, many people raised the following question in their evaluations:

In light of the evidence-based research regarding drugs, drug treatment and the relationship between drug use, pregnancy and parenting, what happens to the children who stay in the care of their mothers who used drugs during pregnancy and/or continue to be involved with drug use? What does the research tell us about these children?

Based on this feedback, National Advocates for Pregnant Women, in partnership with NYU, is hosting a follow-up program to address this question. The dynamic program will feature nationally renowned researchers, social workers and legal experts, as well as people with direct experience, who will help distinguish myth from fact, evidence-based information from media hype and provide meaningful tools for improved advocacy, representation, care and treatment.

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 in which drug use is an issue.

When: Thursday, April 29, 2010 (half day program)
12 PM - 5PM
Where: NYU School of Law, 40 Washington Square South, Manhattan

We are in the process of obtaining Continuing Education Credits in the areas of Law, Social Work, CASAC and Nursing. More information to follow.

For more information, contact Aileen Dibra, NAPW Conference Coordinator, at

National Advocates for Pregnant Women
15 W. 36th Street, New York, NY 10018