Mothers, Infants and Families with Substance Dependence: Advances and Challenges

St. Louis, 2014

At the End of the Conference Participants Were Able To:

  • Discuss the incidence of illicit drug use during pregnancy and neonatal outcome.
  • Describe local, city and state challenges associated with illicit drug use during pregnancy.
  • Describe treatment strategies and challenges for illicit drug use during pregnancy and neonatal abstinence syndrome.
  • Explore legal issues affecting women with a drug addiction problem during pregnancy.
  • Describe treatment strategies and challenges for illicit drug use during pregnancy and the immediate and follow up care of infants with neonatal abstinence syndrome, including the importance of immunizations.
  • Discuss how substance dependence affects the entire family unit.

Conference Sessions:


Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome: Screening, Assessment & Management - Karen D’Apolito, PhD, APRN, NNP-BC, FAAN


General Sessions:

Substance Dependence during Pregnancy: How Big is the Problem - Dawn Forbes, MD

Pregnant Women and Perinatal Care in the Age of Mass Incarceration - Lynn Paltrow, National Advocates for Pregnant Women

Concurrent Sessions:

A-1  Fathers on Board: A Social Cognitive Model of the Adjustment to Fatherhood in Families with Substance Use Issues – Daniel Singley, PhD, The Center for Men's Excellence

A-3  Public Health Interventions for Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome  – Eric Reynolds, MD, MPH Kosair Children's Hospital


General Sessions:

- Evelyn Fulmore, Pharm. D., McLeod Regional Medical Center

New York State Drug Court Program - Susan Hopsapple, PhD

Concurrent Sessions:

– Evelyn Fulmore, Pharm.D., McLeod Regional Medical Center

Chris Cooper, MSN, NNP-CB, APRN  and Dawn Forbes, MD

B-3 Novel and Effective Treatment for High-Risk Infants: Implementing Comprehensive, Attachment-Based, Trauma-Informed Care in a Substance Abuse Treatment Program Evette Horton, PhD, UNC Horizons Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine

General Sessions:

Detoxification vs. Maintenance Treatment in Pregnancy  Jessica Young, MD, OB, GYN

Panel of Parents from Center for Life Solutions - Moderator: Sarah Maurer, MA, LPC, CCDP-D

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