Strategies for Families & Children Affected by Perinatal Substance Exposure

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Strategies for Families & Children Affected by Perinatal Substance Exposure

Dr. Ira Chasnoff will present prevention & early intervention strategies for families & children affected by perinatal substance exposure.

By First 5 Institute

When and where

Date and time

Wednesday, June 28 · 12 - 3:30pm PDT


First 5 Shasta 393 Park Marina Circle Redding, CA 96001

About this event

  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Mobile eTicket

Guided Growth: Developing a Community-Based System of Prevention & Early Intervention for Families and their Children Affected by Perinatal Substance Exposure

Substance use in pregnancy continues to be a significant factor in the morbidity and mortality associated with pregnancy and the newborn. However, the impact on the child continues over his or her lifespan. This session will examine the structural and functional changes in the developing fetal brain induced by prenatal substance exposure, will demonstrate how these changes ultimately impact learning and behavior in the children, and will present an evidence-based system of prevention and early intervention.

At the completion of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Describe a screening and brief intervention strategy for intervening in pregnancies complicated by substance use and misuse
  • Name the four diagnostic criteria within Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
  • Analyze a child's behavior across three domains of functioning
  • Discuss an integrated system of care that will improve the long-term outcome of a child affect by prenatal substance exposure

This Guided Growth Training is presented by Dr. Ira Chasnoff. Dr. Chasnoff is an award-winning author, researcher and lecturer, is president of NTI Upstream and a Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago. He is one of the nation's leading researchers in the field of child development and the effects of maternal alcohol and drug use on the newborn infant and child. To learn more about Dr. Ira Chasnoff click here.

Date: Wednesday, June 28

Time: 12:00 - 12:30 pm lunch (for those attending in person) /12:30 - 3:30 pm presentation

Location: In-person at First 5 Shasta, 393 Park Marina Circle, Redding or join on Zoom

Who should attend? Shasta County providers of service to children ages 0-5, parents/primary caregivers of children ages 0-5, and pregnant women


  • Lunch (in-person)
  • Presentation materials

This free training is open to Shasta County parents/caregivers, pregnant women, and providers serving children ages 0-5 and their families. This training is brought to you by First 5 Institute, First 5 Shasta's education extension, whose mission is to provide the highest quality opportunities for young children, pregnant women and providers of service to children 0-5. Register early - only 40 spots available!

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First 5 Shasta is proud to produce this event as part of First 5 Institute.