Webinar- Treating Pregnant and Parenting Women for Substance Use Disorders: Behavioral and Medication Strategies

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Webinar- Treating Pregnant and Parenting Women for Substance Use Disorders: Behavioral and Medication Strategies

April 12, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF), Office of Substance Abuse and Mental Health (SAMH), in conjunction with the Florida Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association (FADAA), would like to invite you to a FREE webinar. Approximately 2.0 CEUs are available at no cost.

TITLE: Treating Pregnant and Parenting Women for Substance Use Disorders: Behavioral and Medication Strategies
PRESENTER: Dr. Hendree Jones, Ph.D.

Professor, University of North Carolina

Executive Director, UNC Horizons Program

DATE: Tuesday, April 12, 2016

10:00 am – 12:00 pm (EST)

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WHO SHOULD ATTEND: This webinar is designed for clinicians, clinical supervisors, program managers and executives in substance abuse, mental health, prevention agencies, community coalitions, managing entities and DCF program staff.
ABOUT THE TRAINING: This webinar will highlight evidence-based behavioral and medication strategies to help pregnant and parenting women engage in treatment and reduce drug use. A discussion of the special considerations with women who inject drugs will be included. The most pertinent findings on neonatal abstinence syndrome/neonatal opioid withdrawal identification, assessment, and treatment will also be reviewed with an emphasis on how healthcare professionals can help mothers or other caregivers care for and increase the resilience of prenatally-opioid-exposed children. Additionally, these topics will be discussed in light of the Substance Abuse Prevention Treatment (SAPT) Block Grant requirements for treating priority populations.
ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Dr. Hendree Jones is an internationally recognized expert in the development and examination of both behavioral and pharmacologic treatments for pregnant women and their children in risky life situations, and has received continuous funding from the National Institutes of Health since 1994. She conducts research on prenatal exposure to drugs and alcohol, and develops behavioral and pharmacologic treatments for treating substance use disorders in pregnant and parenting women. Her work also focuses on testing and scaling up evidence-based comprehensive gender-specific interventions for treating drug addiction in the U.S. and in international settings.


Dr. Jones holds a Ph.D. in psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University -Medical College of Virginia. She became the Executive Director of UNC Horizons in 2013 and is a Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology with a joint appointment in the Department of Psychology. Prior to coming to UNC, Dr. Jones was a Senior Research Psychologist, Substance Abuse treatment Evaluations & Interventions, at RTI International. Before RTI she was a Professor at Johns Hopkins University in Behavioral Biology in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She also served as the Research Director for the Center for Addiction and Pregnancy at Johns Hopkins University for 12 years and as the Executive Program Director for Cornerstone, an outpatient SA treatment program at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center for 8 years.

CEUs: Approximately 2.0 Continuing Education Units/Contact Hours are provided for this event

Florida Certification Board Provider #A-001, Exp.12/31/2016

Florida Board of Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling Provider #50-676, Exp. 3/31/2017

Florida Board of Nursing Provider #50-676, Exp. 10/31/2016



This product is supported by Florida Department of Children and Families
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Program Office funding



April 12, 2016
10:00 am - 12:00 pm


FL United States


Florida Alcohol and Drug Abuse Assoc.