Forum on Substance Use and Pregnancy – April 20, 1010

Community Forum —
“Substance Use during Pregnancy: How can we respond?”

Free and open to the public, no registration necessary

Tuesday, April 20, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Chrysalis Community Center, 1589 Hill Rise Dr., Lexington, KY

Drug and alcohol use during pregnancy is a problem that raises serious concerns and strong feelings on the part of Kentucky families, elected officials, individuals in recovery, and community members. This Community Forum will provide us the most up-to-date information on the effects of substance use during pregnancy and how we can best intervene to help baby and mom.

Featured speaker Barry Lester, PhD is a leading national expert on the short and long-term effects of prenatal substance exposure on the baby and developing child. He holds the following positions at Brown University in Providence, RI: Professor of Pediatrics; Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior; Director of the Brown Center for the Study of Children at Risk at the Brown Alpert Medical School; and the Director of Research, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. He has published over 200 journal articles and book chapters, many on the fetal effects of psychoactive drugs and the children of addicted women.

Other panel members will include: a local obstetrician, a mother in recovery, and an attorney familiar with Kentucky law regarding pregnancy and substance abuse.

Sponsors: Kentucky Coalition for Women’s Substance Abuse Services; Kentucky Division of Behavioral Health; Administrative Offices of the Courts

Email, fax, or mail your name, organization, mailing address, email address, and type of license/certification to:
Justina Keathley, Division of Behavioral Health
351B Perkins Building
521 Lancaster Ave.
Richmond, KY 40475
859-622-3084 (fax)

3 Hours of Continuing Education Credits pending for: CLE, CJE, CADC, LPCC, LCSW, LMFT, Nursing, and SA Prevention

For more information contact Lynn Posze, or Fran Belvin at 502-564-4456

Mike Barry at People Advocating Recovery (PAR):
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