Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Continuing Education Program on Drugs, Pregnancy, and Parenting

National Advocates for Pregnant Women (NAPW) presents:

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

Date: Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Place: New York University School of Law, 40 Washington Square South, NYC

People working in the field of criminal law, family law, and child welfare, often 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. That is why on February 11, 2009 we are sponsoring a spectacular one-day continuing education program entitled: Drugs, Pregnancy and Parenting: What the Experts in Medicine, Social Work and the Law Have to Say. Please join us and please help us spread the word.

If your work involves criminal law, family law, child welfare law, advocacy on behalf of children, parents or families, pregnant and parenting women and their families or issues of drug use – this continuing education program is for you. Even if this is not specifically your field of work, this truly interesting day will be a great way to earn continuing education credits. Substance Abuse Counselors can earn New York CASAC credits.

This dynamic program features nationally and internationally renowned medical, social work, 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. Panelists will discuss current research on marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine, as well as other areas of research regarding drug use, prenatal exposure to drugs, recovery, treatment and parenting. This up-to-date research is critical for effective representation and care.

Speakers include leading experts quoted in Tuesday's New York Times Science Section article, The Epidemic that Wasn't (see previous post).  For more information and to register, click here.

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