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Watch Now Drug Exposed Children and Infants Part 1 & Part 2 Kathryn Wells, MD  90 minutes

Brief Overview: With the legalization of medical and recreational marijuana in many states and the increase in prescription drug abuse, the issue of substance exposed newborns and drug endangered children continues to be in important topic for the many professionals that serve women of child-bearing age, pregnant women and young families. This presentation will provide an overview of the impacts of prenatal drug and alcohol exposure including the latest information about the impact of exposures to marijuana and prescription drugs. It will outline the effects of parental substance use/abuse on mothers, infants, children & families and outline a plan for identification and services for these families.

Expert Presenter: Kathryn Wells, MD, is the Executive Director of the Kempe Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect and an Associate Professor and the Section Head for Child Abuse and Neglect in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. She is a Board Certified Pediatrician and is Sub Boarded in Child Abuse Pediatrics.

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