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Effects of Substance Abuse on Young Children

Providers from a variety of disciplines care for young children affected by substance misuse. Morning sessions will focus on neonatal abstinence syndrome and the neurodevelopmental effect of in utero alcohol and opiate exposure. Afternoon sessions will provide:

  1. An engaging, brief overview of how to recognize and decrease stigma in care.
  2. A session on the impact of childhood trauma and adversity on development.
  3. Demonstration and role-play of practical strategies to help calm children (and adults) when they are escalated.

Facilitated discussions with the conference speakers will be held at the end of the AM and PM sessions.

Activity Details
Start Date: May 17, 2019
End Date: May 17, 2019
Time: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location: Grappone Conference Center
70 Constitution Ave, Concord, NH 03301

Registration for this event is full. For conference questions, please e-mail gidget.m.lyman@hitchcock.org.

Registration is online and by credit card only. The registration fee is $75. 

Preregistration and payment required. The registration deadline is 10 days prior to the activity date. There will be no refunds after the registration deadline has been reached. A $25 administrative fee will be retained on all refunds requested before the registration deadline. For registration questions, please e-mail clpd.support@hitchcock.org or call (603) 653-1234.

Speakers & Topics

The conference speakers are content experts from Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Dartmouth Trauma Interventions Research Center and Boston Children’s Hospital.

8:30 am - 9:00 am Sign In (Coffee and Light Breakfast) 
9:00 am - 9:15 am Introductions
~ Jennifer McLaren, MD 
~ Betsy Humphreys, PhD, NH-ME LEND 
9:15 am - 10:15 am Neurodevelopmental Effects of in Utero Alcohol and Opiate Exposures - What we Know and What we Don’t
~ Nina Sand-Loud, MD
10:15 am - 10:30 am Break 
10:30 am - 11:30 am Caring for Newborns with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
~ Aimee Knorr, MD
11:30 am - 12:00 pm Facilitated Discussion
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch Provided
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Recognizing and Decreasing Stigma in Caring for Families
~ Teri LaRock, MSW, LICSW
~ Cheri Bryer, Certified Recovery Coach
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Practical Strategies to De-escalate Children and Parents Experiencing Traumatic Stress
~ Erin Barnett, PhD
3:00 pm - 3:15 pm Break
3:15 pm - 3:45 pm Facilitated Discussions
3:45 pm - 4:00 pm Wrap-Up and Evaluations
Learning Outcome(s)

At the conclusion of this learning activity, participants will be able to apply knowledge of neonatal abstinence syndrome and the neurodevelopmental effects of in-utero alcohol and opiate exposure in order to enhance strategies to de-escalate children and parents including de-stigmatizing overall approaches to care.


Dartmouth-Hitchcock is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Receiving Credit

The follow steps must be completed in order to receive credit for this event:

  • Register for the event online
  • Attend the event or session(s). A credit tracking sheet will be provided.
  • Complete the online evaluation - Must be submitted within 30 days after the activity

    Accessing the Online Evaluation (The evaluation is available the day after the event)

  • Log onto https://ce.dartmouth-hitchcock.org/login.aspx
  • Click on the My Activities link in the left side menu. Then click on the name of the activity you attended.
  • Click on the Resume button.
  • Click the Continue button until the Evaluation tab is active, and then click the Launch button.
  • Fill out the evaluation and then click submit. Credits will then be applied to your transcript. You can view your updated transcript by clicking on the "View Transcript" button.

View the Completing an Evaluation and Claiming Credit tutorial.

For questions or technical support, please email clpd.support@hitchcock.org or call (603) 653-1234.

Additional Information

This CME is sponsored by: BANDS (Behavioral and Neurodevelopmental Services) at DHMC; NH-ME LEND Program, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College; Connecticut LEND Program at UCONN Health; Eunice Kennedy Shriver LEND Program at University of Massachusetts Medical School; LEND Program at Boston Children’s Hospital; Maine LEND at the University of New England; Rhode Island LEND at Rhode Island Hospital.

For registration questions, please e-mail clpd.support@hitchcock.org.

For accessibility needs, dietary or any other requests, please email gidget.m.lyman@hitchcock.org.

If you do not wish to be included on the conference participant list, please email clpd.support@hitchcock.org to inform us.

The CME and CNE Offices are not liable for expenses incurred by participants due to cancellation or changes in programs.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Employees - Tuition fees must be paid online by credit card. D-H Accounts Payable will no longer process internal transfers of registration fees. Individuals must pay online with a credit card and then seek reimbursement, if appropriate.

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