Prenatal Substance Exposure and Its Impact on Children

Description and Objectives

An interactive presentation focusing on increasing participant knowledge of the impact of prenatal substance exposure and recent practice innovations.

  • Participants will have increased knowledge of the interplay between risk and protective factors for substance exposed newborns.
  • Participants will have increased understanding of and ability to identify intervention strategies for working with this population and their caregivers.

Sources and Select Resources (pdf)

Presenter Information

Jody Brook, PhD

Dr. Jody Brook is an Assistant Professor at the University of Kansas, School of Social Welfare. She has served as a National Research/Doctoral Fellow for the Administration for Children and Families (USDHHS-Children’s Bureau) in the area of substance abuse in child welfare, as well as serving as Principal or Co-Principal Investigator for three externally funded programs, all in the area of community responsiveness to substance abuse and child welfare. Currently, this work involves serving as a co-evaluator for seven family drug court implementations in two states and overseeing the implementation of statewide universal screening for substance use disorders among child welfare-involved families. Her interests also include provision of targeted evidence-based parenting programs within the child welfare setting and utilization of mixed methods research.

CEU Documentation

Prenatal Substance Exposure Objectives, Agenda, and Evaluation (pdf)

*KU School of Social Welfare is an approved CEU provider for Kansas Behavioral Sciences and Regulatory Board. However, the final authority for approving any continuing education activity rests with each professional state licensing board. Therefore, if you have questions regarding CEUs, please check with the appropriate state licensing board.


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