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Dallas, Texas - 29th Annual Crimes Against Children Conference

Name: 29th Annual Crimes Against Children Conference

Date: August 7-10, 2016

Summary: Internationally recognized, the Crimes Against Children Conference is the premier conference of its kind providing practical and interactive instruction to those fighting crimes against children and helping children heal. The conference is conducted to provide training to those employed by government or nonprofit agencies in the fields of law enforcement, child protective services, social work, children's advocacy, therapy, and medicine who work directly with child victims of crime.

Location: Sheraton Hotel, Dallas, Texas

Website: http://www.cacconference.org/




5th Annual Tampa Drug Prevention Summit

February 20-22, 2017

TPepin's Hospitality Centre at 4121 N. 59th Street Tampa, FL 33610

Join us for 2.5 days of drug policy and prevention presentations by national experts who will discuss the impacts of drug abuse, research, current policies, emerging trends and prevention strategies that strengthen communities.  We are very excited about our amazing lineup of experts! To register or learn more about the event, click the below registration button. 


Breakfast, lunch and CEUs are included in the registration fee.
Earn CEUs for prevention certification, substance abuse, mental health and marriage counseling. 


Limited student scholarships are available, please contact Amy at aronshausen@dfaf.org for more information. 


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 “Pediatric Marijuana and Methamphetamine Exposure: Trends and Impact on Children” 

Presenters:  Kathryn Wells, MD, FAAP, Medical Director, Denver Health Clinic at the Family Crisis Center and Associate Professor, University of Colorado Department of Pediatrics, Co-Chair, Substance Exposed Newborns Subcommittee, Colorado Substance Abuse Trend and Response Task Force

With the legalization of marijuana and the increase in prescription drug abuse in Colorado, 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 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.

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