WEDNESDAY 8:00-8:45

Exclusive Human Milk Diet for the Drug-Exposed Infant (CE not offered)

Terry Johnson, NNP-BC, ASPPS, CLEC, MN

THURSDAY 8:00-8:45

Babywearing and Skin-to-Skin for Substance Exposed Infants (CE not  offered)

Lela Williams, PhD



Family Advocacy Network (FAN): Either Licit or Illicit Use: Nicotine, Alcohol, Caffeine and Cannabis

Joelle Puccio, BSN, RN

The Real Expert Panel: Lived Experience from Parents Who have Navigated the System with

Ria Tsinas

CONFERENCE begins at 1:00 pm

Opening Plenary: An Historical Perspective on Caring for Mothers with Substance Use Disorders and Babies with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

Loretta Finnegan MD, LLD (HON.), SCD (HON.)

Title (link to PDF file of presentation)


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How Substances Are Used  

Shilo Jama, People’s Harm Reduction Alliance


Understanding the Legal Landscape: Using Substance Use to Criminalize Pregnancy and Parenting                   

Lynn Paltrow, JD - National Advocates for Pregnant Women


Public Health – Fetal Assault Law: Understanding Its Impact on Marginalized Women in Tennessee

Cherisse Scott Orisha Bower, BFA, MA, MEd., ABD


Project Nurture, Oregon

Kasey Edwards, CRM, CADC 

Telia Anderson, PRC, CS (DONA)


National Perinatal Association: Past, Present, and Future (Annual Meeting)

Amy Akers 

Disparities in Screening and Reporting Substance Use in Communities of Color

JaNeen Cross, DSW, MBA, MSW  - President of the National Association of Perinatal Social Workers (NAPSW)

READ: Doing Harm While Doing Good: The Child Protection Paradox by Frank Ainsworth & Patricia Hansen

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