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Drug and Alcohol Exposed Infants and Children

Monday, June 3, 2019
6:00 pm9:00 pm
Valley of the Moon Children’s Center

When: Monday, June 3, 2019 | 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Location: Valley of the Moon Children’s Center, 7400 Los Guilicos Road, Santa Rosa

Cost: Free training for Resource Families only; dinner and child care provided.

Drug and Alcohol Exposed Infants and Children

Presented by: Judith Lefler, Public Health Nurse, RN, PHN, CLNC

This three-hour module will train professionals on the care of Drug and Alcohol Exposed Infants. Trainees will learn about the effects of stimulants, opiates and alcohol and how each affects a child differently, both long and short term. Participants will learn about interventions and will be able to apply them through the use of scenarios. A good portion of this training will also focus on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, how to identify and strategies for intervention.

Ms. Lefler, who retired in June of 2015, was the Assistant Director of the Bay Area Academy from 2002 to 2015. Prior to that, she was a supervising Public Health Nurse in San Francisco child welfare. Ms. Lefler has been consulting and training for over 40 years. She specializes in Child Maltreatment, drug and alcohol exposed infants, infant mental health, trauma, teaming and interdisciplinary practice. She is also certified as a Legal Nurse Consultant and has served as a medical guardian ad litem for Solano County Superior Court. Ms. Lefler has been an active participant in many statewide committees including but not limited to: CSEC, California Practice Model, CORE 3.0, Fostering Connections, Bay Area Regional Children’s Committee and the Child Welfare Directors Association. After her retirement, she has continued to train for the Bay Area Academy.

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