The Mystery of Risk: Drugs, Alcohol, Pregnancy and the Vulnerable Child
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The Mystery of Risk: Drugs, Alcohol, Pregnancy and the Vulnerable Child

The Mystery of Risk: Drugs, Alcohol, Pregnancy and the Vulnerable Child

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Santa Clara County Office of Education

1290 Ridder Park Drive

East San Jose Room

San Jose, CA 95131

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FIRST 5 Santa Clara County and Santa Clara County Public Health Department cordially invite you to attend an exciting opportunity to hear Dr. Ira Chasnoff speak on prenatal alcohol and substance exposure, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, and how to support children, young adults and their families who have been impacted by alcohol and substance use during pregnancy.


This event is offered at no cost to participants, and is by invitation only.


Agenda

8:00 am – 9:00 am Registration and Light Breakfast

9:00 am – 9:30 am Identification of the Pregnant Woman At Risk for Substance Use and Abuse

9:30 am – 10:15 am Psychosocial Issues & Parenting Implications for Pregnant Women Using Drugs and Alcohol

10:15 am – 10:30 am Break

10:30 am – 12:00 pm Consequences of Prenatal Drug Use

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch (provided with lunch ticket)

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Moment to Moment: Teens Growing Up with FASD

2:00 pm – 2:30 pm Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

2:30 pm – 2:45 pm Break

2:45 pm – 4:00 pm Behavioral and Educational Interventions for the Substance-Exposed Child


Learning Objectives

At the completion of this session the participant will be able to:

  1. Identify the pregnant woman at risk for substance use
  2. Describe the impact of prenatal substance exposure on pregnancy and neonatal outcome
  3. Name three characteristics of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
  4. Describe the impact of prenatal substance exposure on the long term cognitive and behavioral development of the child.





Target Audience

The target audience for this event includes, but is not limited to:

  • Doctors
  • Nurses
  • Medical Assistants
  • Comprehensive Perinatal Services Program Coordinators
  • Judges
  • Probation
  • Behavioral health service providers
  • Social Workers
  • School district leadership
  • Early Educators
  • Early Interventionists
  • Family Resource Center staff


Continuing Education

FIRST 5 Santa Clara County (FIRST 5) is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for The Mystery of Risk Summit. FIRST maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content. FIRST 5 will provide 6 CEUs under Provider #97124.

FIRST 5 will provide continuing education for Registered Nurses. Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #16629, for 6 Contact Hours.

There is no fee for this summit, and no fee will be required for continuing education units provided to LCSWs, LEPs, LMFTs, LPCCs, and RNs. Continuing Education Certificates will be provided within one month of the completion of the summit.


Presenter Bio

Ira J. Chasnoff, M.D., 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. His research projects include a study of the long-term cognitive, behavioral and educational developmental effects of prenatal exposure to alcohol, cocaine, and other drugs; strategies for screening pregnant women for substance use; the effects on birth outcome of prenatal treatment and counseling for pregnant drug abusers; the effectiveness of both outpatient and residential treatment programs for pregnant drug abusers; and innovative treatment approaches for children affected by prenatal exposure to alcohol or illicit drugs. Dr. Chasnoff is part of the national effort to define the neurodevelopmental profile of children across the fetal alcohol spectrum, working with various federal and state governmental agencies, task forces, and committees.



Additional Support

If you have any questions about this event or your registration, please contact Carrie Herbst at carrie@first5kids.org or (408) 260-3738.

If you require any special accommodations or would like to file a grievance, please contact Martha Nevarez at martha@first5kids.org or (408) 260-3741.

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Santa Clara County Office of Education

1290 Ridder Park Drive

East San Jose Room

San Jose, CA 95131

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