Pregnant People and SUD’s: Best Court Practices to Ensure Both
Parent Welfare and Child Welfare
Faculty: Magistrate Sherry Hartzler, Dr. Carolyn Sufrin, Dr. Kimá Taylor, Dr. Mishka Terplan
Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2022
11 a.m. PST | 2 p.m. EST
Duration: 90 minutes
The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) is excited to announce a new webinar opportunity to learn the best dependency court practices involving pregnant people who use substances. Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) and other Substance Use Disorders (SUD) are chronic illnesses that are not cured, as a result, there are some people who are pregnant and are using substances. Some of these pregnant people with an OUD or SUD may become involved in the court system while they are still pregnant.
This webinar will focus on understanding the needs of pregnant people who use substances and their families, the role of the court in connecting pregnant people with an OUD or SUD to care, and how the court can address the stigma against pregnant people who have an OUD or SUD.
In preparation for this event, please take a moment to participate in a voluntary 5-minute questionnaire. Your responses are anonymous and will only be used by the webinar faculty to inform the topics and resources discussed in the upcoming webinar to better meet the needs of the participants.