Research examining the effects of prenatal substance exposure across developmental domains is complex. One domain deserving of careful attention is the impact of prenatal substance exposure on a child's developing attachment system. Findings to date highlight the difficulties controlling for multiple factors including poverty, health, education, literacy and employment. Recent evidence also suggests that early care giving may at least partially mitigate the impact of prenatal substance exposure on long term child outcomes.
This presentation will address the importance of attachment to human development, different attachment styles and struggles, and the complex challenges that develop as a result of disruptions in the early caregiving relationship, particularly in samples of children with prenatal exposure to substances. Implications for practice and policy will also be discussed.
Presented by members of the CPRI Attachment Consultation and Education Service (ACES):
Dr. Carey Anne DeOliveira, C. Psych
Individual cost: $65. Early-bird rate: $55 ($10 deducted upon purchase, until January 30th). Group rate: $45*. Student rate: $25 (offline only).
*The group rate for this event will always total $45 per person. If making a group registration online before the early-bird cut-off date, a $10 deduction from $55 is made upon checkout to total $45.