THANK YOU FOR YOUR PARTICIPATION IN NPA's 2014 CONFERENCE
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.
PRECONFERENCE - WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 15th
Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome: Screening, Assessment & Management - Karen D’Apolito, PhD, APRN, NNP-BC, FAAN
- Assessment Tools:
- Power Point slides (PDFs) -
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16th
Substance Dependence during Pregnancy: How Big is the Problem - Dawn Forbes, MD
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
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17th
- Chris Cooper, MSN, NNP-CB, APRN and Dawn Forbes, MD
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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