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AFCC-MN Half Day Conference - Evaluating and Addressing Substance Abuse dur...

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University of Minnesota: Continuing Education and Conference Center.

1890 Buford Avenue

Saint Paul, MN 55108

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AFCC-MN is hosting a half-day continuing education seminar on Evaluating and Addressing Substance during Parenting Time and custody disputes

Featuring: Gregg Benson

Learning Objective:

  1. Specify how to address safety and the best interest of the children while also addressing the unique needs of the substance user and the other parent.
  2. Detail the roles and strategies Attorneys, Judicial Officers, and other professionals may consider in addressing the substance use issues. e.g. bringing a motion: timing, content and goals.
  3. Explain the purpose of a substance use evaluation as part of or in lieu of a custody evaluation.
  4. Describe how, when and why to request pharmacological testing and use of forensic standards and explain testing limitations.
  5. Describe the substance user's relationship with the substance(s) of choice how it manifests itself in the user’s discourse and behavior before and during a custody dispute, in parenting, co-parenting and post decree matters.
  6. List the effects and risks of the user's impaired function and behavior on the children's well-being, their safety and their best interest, the other parent, the user's parenting capacity and co-parenting capacity of each parent.

Featured Speaker: Gregg Benson, MA LCADC*, Clinician, Consultant and Trainer in Substance Use Disorder, Gregg was AFCC New Jersey Chapter President 2015-17, and remains on the Board. He is also chair of AFCC-NJ Addictions Committee. He is long standing member of the Morris County, NJ Mental Health Addictions Services Advisory Board and the Morris County NJ Integrated Mental Health and Addictions Professional Advisory Board. He is also Co-Vice Chair of the NJ Governor’s Council on Alcoholism & Drug Abuse, to which he was originally appointed by Gov. Richard J. Codey. He has presented to varied professional groups including the 2018 and 2017 AFCC annual conferences, the 2014 AFCC regional conference in San Antonio TX and at the 2014 AFCC NJ Chapter conference on Addiction and Family Law.

FAQs

Will this event qualify for CLEs/CEUs?

Yes, AFCC-MN is applying for 3 hours of continuing education credits for this event.

What is the refund policy?

If you are unable to attend the event after registering, you may request a refund up to and including the day of the event. Your registration fee will be refunded less a $25 administrative fee.

In what room will the conference take place?

The AFCC-MN Half Day Conference will be held in Room 42. When you enter the Continuing Education and Conference Center through the east doors, you can check the monitors if you need a reminder of our location.

What are my parking options?

Parking is available in the Lot S104, directly to the east of the Continuing Education and Conference Center off of Buford Avenue for $6. Additional parking is available in the Gortner Avenue parking ramp, however, higher hourly rates are charged in the ramp.

Do I have to bring a printed ticket or confirmation to the event?

No. Once you've completed your online registration, your name will be added to our event attendee list, so we'll be able to find your registration the day of the event.

When does the program begin?

Event check-in will open at 8:00 AM. The conference will begin promptly at 8:30 AM.

Will lunch be provided?

Lunch is not included in the event registration, but there will be an informal, unhosted lunch at Stout's Pub following the half day conference for anyone who would like to attend.

How can I contact someone at AFCC-MN if I have questions?

Email afccmn@gmail.com or call 612-442-5966.


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University of Minnesota: Continuing Education and Conference Center.

1890 Buford Avenue

Saint Paul, MN 55108

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Refund Policy

Refunds up to 1 day before event

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