WHAT: The Mystery of Risk: Drugs, Alcohol, Pregnancy and the Vulnerable Child will be co-sponsored by FIRST 5 Santa Clara County and Santa Clara County Public Health Department. This invitational summit will feature Ira Chasnoff, M.D., one of the nation's leading researchers in the field of child development and the effects of maternal alcohol and drug use on the newborn infant and child. Attendees will learn about perinatal alcohol and substance exposure, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, and how to support affected children, young adults, and their families.
WHEN: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday, November 21.
WHERE: Santa Clara County Office of Education 1290 Ridder Park Drive San Jose, CA 95131
MORE INFORMATION: Visit the event page.
This event is designed for medical, legal, and education professionals. Dr. Chasnoff is president of Children's Research Triangle and the author of many books including "The Mystery of Risk: Drugs, Alcohol, Pregnancy, and the Vulnerable Child," "Risk and Promise: a handbook for parents adopting a child from overseas," and a regular contributor to "Psychology Today."
The SCCOE is the largest early learning provider in Santa Clara County, offering a variety of programs for young children, families and districts, including Head Start, Early Start and State Preschool, which prepare students for kindergarten and academic success throughout school.
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