Understanding & Responding to the Lifelong Effects of Opioid Exposure: A webinar

Are you interested in learning more about the impacts of the opioid epidemic on our children and families? Would you like to learn more about what health officials in other state are doing in response? Then you might want to tune in to this webinar hosted by the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO).

The opioid epidemic affects infants, children and families in many ways, from the effects of opioid exposure and withdrawal on infants born to mothers using opioids to the challenge of providing stable care to children while struggling with addiction. These early childhood experiences have lifelong impacts on health and quality of life, and are also significantly impacting state services and systems.

In response to this crisis, health officials across the country are implementing statewide solutions to protect and support families. Join this Live webcast event and learn from researchers, peer health officials, and other national leaders addressing the effects of the opioid epidemic on children and families. The panelists will share innovative approaches to preventing adverse childhood experiences related to opioid use and to promote healthy caregiver-child
relationships that help buffer the effects of trauma. Participants are invited to share their most pressing needs, promising approaches, and experiences, and to pose questions to panelists.

Date: Friday, June 8, 2018
Time: noon – 1:30pm PT
cost: Free (requires free login)
Panelists include:
* Dr. Stephen Patrick, Neonatologist at Vanderbilt University
* Dr. Karen Remley, CEO at American Academy of Pediatrics and former SHO-VA
* Dr. Michael Warren, Deputy Commissioner for Population Health at Tennessee Department of Health
* Moderator: Dr. Monica Bharel, Massachusetts Commissioner of Public Health