Raising Women’s Voices

Drugs, Pregnancy and Parenting: What the Experts in Medicine, Social Work and the Law Have to Say

Posted in Uncategorized by raisingwomensvoices on January 26, 2009

On February 11, 2009, National Advocates for Pregnant Women, New York University School of Law and New York University Silver School of Social Work are co-sponsoring a spectacular one-day continuing education program entitled: Drugs, Pregnancy and Parenting: What the Experts in Medicine, Social Work and the Law Have to Say.

If your work involves criminal law, family law, child welfare law, advocacy on behalf of children, parents or families, pregnant and parenting women and their families or issues of drug use – this continuing education program is for you.  The program is appropriate for all levels of working professionals as well as students.

Discussion points will include:
What does a positive drug test predict about future neglect and abuse?
What tools can I use to distinguish between myth and fact regarding the effect of drugs and other claims made about drug use and drug users? Is there such a thing as a “crack baby”?
Is there a difference between drug use and abuse? Can a person parent and be a drug user?
How should social workers, lawyers, counselors, advocates and judges use and interpret drug tests?
How do we determine what, if any, treatment should be required and how do we measure its success?
What is the relationship between drug use, abstinence, relapse and recovery?
What does evidence-based research tell us about the effectiveness of different kinds of drug treatment?
How can we implement safety plans that keep families together?
How can I best advocate for/ help my client when drug use is an issue?

When:  Wednesday, February 11, 2009 from 9 am to 6 pm.

Where:  NYU School of Law, 40 Washington Square South, Manhattan

Registration:  The fee is $20 in advance or $25 at the door.  (Breakfast, lunch and beverages will be provided). Financial aid is available.  To Register, visit:    http://napwtraining.eventbrite.com/

To learn more about the presenters, visit:



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