2017 Webinar Series

 

2017 Webinar 1: Moment to Moment – The Adolescent with FASD - Play Video

In this unique webinar, we will explore the manifestation of prenatal alcohol exposure in the adolescent. The neurocognitive, adaptive and regulatory functioning deficits common in individuals with FASD translate into daily challenges for the adolescent, ranging across behavioral, developmental and academic domains. Effective strategies for helping the young person at home and at school will be discussed.


2017 Webinar 2: The Neurobiology of Attachment - Play Video

Attachment is the inter-connectedness between human beings. Attachment requires reading each other’s cues and responding appropriately to each other’s cues. The important thing to realize is that attachment is a two-way street, and not only must the mother be able to read the infant’s cues, but the infant must be able to read the mother’s cues. Unfortunately, the neurobehavioral impact of prenatal substance exposure on the young infant impedes the infant’s ability to read and respond appropriately to the mother’s cues. This disrupts the interaction between mother and infant and inhibits attachment. This webinar explores this dynamic and presents strategies for promoting attachment in infants prenatally exposed to substances of abuse.


2017 Webinar 3: Breastfeeding in Chemically Dependent Women - Play Video

Attachment is the inter-connectedness between human beings. Attachment requires reading each other’s cues and responding appropriately to each other’s cues. The important thing to realize is that attachment is a two-way street, and not only must the mother be able to read the infant’s cues, but the infant must be able to read the mother’s cues. Unfortunately, the neurobehavioral impact of prenatal substance exposure on the young infant impedes the infant’s ability to read and respond appropriately to the mother’s cues. This disrupts the interaction between mother and infant and inhibits attachment. This webinar explores this dynamic and presents strategies for promoting attachment in infants prenatally exposed to substances of abuse.


2017 Webinar 4: Opiate Use in Pregnancy – From NAS to Neurodevelopment - Play Video

Over the last several decades, the incidence of NAS has varied, usually associated with the waxing and waning of heroin use in the general population. However, the current rise in the numbers of infants with NAS represents a wide spectrum of pregnant women’s use of opiates. These uses include heroin addiction, polydrug use, sanctioned and non-sanctioned prescription opioid use, and medication (methadone or buprenorphine) assisted treatment (MAT). From the most recent data sets, it can be surmised that a significant number of cases of NAS are occurring in infants whose mothers have been prescribed opiates during the pregnancy. In order to address the prevention of and intervention for NAS, states are in a position to develop broad systems perspectives that stretch from the pre-conceptional period through childhood and that address clinical and systems issues across multiple domains. Includes information on the long-term outcomes of children with prenatal opiate exposure.


2017 Webinar 5: Marijuana and Pregnancy – The Importance of Prevention - Play Video

Medical marijuana has become a fact in the United States, though stories of its effectiveness are more anecdote than science. The media, for the most part, have taken two extreme positions - for or against the legalization of marijuana and its medicinal use. This webinar examines medical marijuana use in the context of pregnancy and you will decide what message needs to be presented to the public and how that message should be communicated.


2017 Webinar 6: Interventions for Chemically Dependent Women – Why is Gender Important? - Play Video

Women are different from men, but classic approaches to substance abuse treatment are based on a male-oriented model that ignores women’s lives and culture. To address this issue, one must understand the cultural differences that play a role in defining successful substance abuse treatment for women recognize the psycho-social risk factors that commonly are found among women who abuse substances during pregnancy. This webinar examines these issues and presents gender-specific strategies that enhance the woman’s ability to achieve sobriety and a drug-free life.