Maternal Substance Use: Impact on Mothers, Infants, and the Caregiving Relationship
Expanding Horizons for the Early Years 2019 Pre-Institute, April 10, 2019
While we know that prenatal exposure to opioids and other substances undoubtedly has an influence on child outcomes, practitioners often have less clarity about how to support affected infants and their mothers, and promote a secure parent-child relationship environment. This symposium will explore key elements for awareness and sensitivity required to support families through this challenge and promote best possible outcomes for both mother and baby.
Part 1 - Awareness and Understanding of the Root Causes of Women’s Addictions
Nancy Poole, PhD
Part 2 - How Substances Disrupt Early Brain Development
Amelia R Bachleda, Ph.D.
Part 3 - Maternal Adversity and the Transmission to Babies
Nicole Racine, Ph.D., R.Psych.
Part 4 - Harm Reduction in Pregnancy and Aftercare
Suzanne D. Turner, MD, MBS, CCFP, DABAM
Part 5 - Intervention for Substance Involved Mothers and Infants