Methadone Treatment, Pregnancy and Legal Issues: What the Experts Have to Say
Friday, September 24, 2010 from 8:00 AM to 12:30 PM (CDT)
People working in the field of criminal law, family law, and child welfare sometimes have cases that involve issues of drug use and drug treatment. 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. Methadone Treatment, Pregnancy and Legal Issues: What the Experts have to Say will provide a unique opportunity to meet and learn from experts.
How does methadone treatment work?
How does methadone treatment affect pregnant women and babies?
What is addiction?
Is there a difference between drug use and drug addiction?
How does methadone treatment differ from other forms of treatment?
Does methadone treatment affect parenting ability?
Does methadone treatment work?
Please join us for a half-day interdisciplinary workshop addressing methadone treatment for pregnant women in Tennessee, particularly focusing on issues faced in the legal system.
When: September 24, 2010, 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Where: Flynn Auditorium, Vanderbilt Law School, 131, 21st Ave. South Nashville, TN 37203-1181
Vanderbilt University Law School, Vanderbilt School of Nursing, National
Advocates for Pregnant Women, Behavioral
Health Group and the Middle Tennessee Methadone Treatment Center of Nashville, TN.
The program will feature nationally-renowned researchers, medical professionals, and legal experts, as well as parents in recovery who can speak from direct experience. The workshop will discuss issues with stereotypes, treatment goals, barriers to recovery and risk factors for pregnant women and service providers, as well as give an overview of how these play out in the legal system. Speakers will include Karen D’Apolito, PhD, APRN, NNP-BC Director of the Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Program at the Vanderbilt School of Nursing, Robert Newman, MD, MPH, Director of The Edmond de Rothschild Foundation Dependency Institute of Beth Israel Medical Center, Deborah Barton, MD, JD, Medical Director, Behavioral Health Group, Kathrine Jack, JD, Staff Attorney at National Advocates for Pregnant Women and Debbie Crowley, Tennessee Regional Manager, Behavioral Health Group.
Continuing Education credits may be available for Nurses, Social Workers and Lawyers. Pre-registration is required.
Contact: Natalye Tate Nbtate@Memphis.edu
Please register today to
secure your spot at the event. Space is limited.
Welcome and Introduction
Setting the Stage: Risk Factors, Stereotypes and Goals of Treatment
Karen D’Apolito, PhD, APRN, NNP-BC, Director of the Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Program at The Vanderbilt University School of Nursing
Looking at Methadone as a Treatment Option for Pregnant Women
Robert Newman, MD, MPH, Director of The Edmond de Rothschild Foundation Dependency Institute of Beth Israel Medical Center
Legal Issues in Tennessee: Where Do We Stand?
Deborah Barton, MD, Medical Director, Behavioral Health Group
Kathrine Jack, JD, Staff Attorney at National Advocates for Pregnant Women
Community Stories: Patient Panel
Debbie Crowley, Tennessee Regional Manager Behavioral Health Group
Audience Questions, Discussion, Wrap-Up and Concluding Remarks