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Opportunities to Support Children and Families with Prenatal Substance Exposure: From Policy to Practice
May 17 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Fraser Mustard Policy Bench Symposium
May 17, 2022 – 12-2pm EST
Opportunities to Support Children and Families with Prenatal Substance Exposure:
From Policy to Practice
Location: Online via Zoom (link to be provided upon registration)
Registration: Please register in advance online
This symposium will bring together experts from the domains of maternal and child health, medicine, and social sciences to offer different perspectives on the issue of substance use during and post-pregnancy as well as implications for research, policy, and practice. Panelists will present the latest evidence on the impacts of prenatal substance exposure as well as findings from clinical and community-based programs that provide support to families with substance use problems in Canada.
- Dr. Laura Best, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and University of Toronto
- Andi Camden, PhD Candidate, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto; Child Health Evaluative Sciences, The Hospital for Sick Children
- Dr. Mary Motz, Clinical Psychologist and Research and Evaluation Lead, Mothercraft’s Breaking the Cycle program
- Dr. Naana Afua Jumah, Obstetrician Gynaecologist and Medical Lead, Maternity Care & Perinatal Service, Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre
Administered in the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work at the University of Toronto, the Fraser Mustard Institute for Human Development Policy Bench is an initiative of the Fraser Mustard Institute for Human Development (FMIHD). The Policy Bench brings together leaders at the University of Toronto and SickKids with transdisciplinary expertise from an array of academic disciplines ─ ranging from health, psychology, education, economics and medical sciences ─ to support optimal human development and health equity across the life course, from the early years into adulthood. Co-Directors of the Policy Bench include Dr. Barbara Fallon, Professor, Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto and Dr. Ashley Vandermorris, Staff Physician, Division of Adolescent Medicine, The Hospital for Sick Children; Assistant Professor, Department of Paediatrics, University of Toronto.