Focus on the Facts: What Science Teaches Us About Alcohol, Vaping, and Marijuana

Please join us for our free virtual speaker series on perinatal addictions prevention featuring expert presenters in the field. Click on the individual session to register.


The Hidden Epidemic: Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Resulting from Social Drinking

Sharon Lavigne, MS, LGC
Instructor, Licensed Genetic Counselor, Coordinator MotherToBaby, University of Connecticut

Wednesday, June 3 10:00 – 11:30 AM ET

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This webinar will focus on the cause of fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) and fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) and will address how drinking during pregnancy can result in developmental and cognitive disabilities. The presenter will provide an overview of FAS and FASD including the distinct features associated with both and will explain the impact these life-long disabilities have on individuals and their families.

Learning Outcome: At the conclusion of the program, the participants will self-report knowledge gain related to the effects of maternal alcohol use on the developing fetus and intent to change practice by including information or tools presented into professional practice.

Continuing Nursing Education Contact Hours:  This program has been awarded 1.5 contact hours. View details below.

Social Work Continuing Education Hours: NJ Social Workers – An application has been made for consideration of 1.5 general CE credits for the course. View details below.

CADC Recertification: Application has been made to the Addiction Professionals Certification Board for 1.5 recertification credits. View details below.


Vaping: Finding Your Way Through the Cloud

Judith Zelikoff, PhD
Tenured Professor
NYU Grossman School of Medicine; Department of Environmental Medicine

Thursday, June 11 10:00 – 11:30 AM ET

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This webinar will provide information about the evolution of e-cigarettes and the misconception that they are safe to use, including during pregnancy. Vaping among middle school and high school youth, and the detrimental health effects of vaping, including associated lung injury, will also be discussed.

Learning Outcome
By the end of the program, participants will self-report knowledge gain related to e-cigarettes, vaping and associated health issues and intent to change practice by including information or tools presented into professional practice.

Continuing Nursing Education Contact Hours:  This program has been awarded 1.5 contact hours. View details below.

Social Work Continuing Education Hours: NJ Social Workers – An application has been made for consideration of 1.5 general CE credits for the course. View details below.

CADC Recertification: Application has been made to the Addiction Professionals Certification Board for 1.5 recertification credits. View details below.


Are We Going to Pot?

Kevin Sabet, PhD
President and CEO, SAM, Inc. and SAM Action, Inc.
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Yale University and University of Florida School of Medicine

Wednesday, June 17 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

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This webinar will give an overview of marijuana and address the change in the potency of marijuana over the years. It will discuss the implications of legalized marijuana and provide information and data from states who have legalized it for recreational use. The speaker will provide statistics showing a rise in marijuana use and substance use disorders and will debunk the myth that marijuana use decreases opioid overdose deaths. An overview of how marijuana can impact pregnancy and breastfeeding, and the impact of marijuana on children – both from the standpoint of parental neglect as well as accidental use by children – will be covered.

Learning Outcome:  At the conclusion of the program, the participants will self-report knowledge gain related to effects of marijuana and implications of legalized marijuana and intent to change practice by including information or tools presented into professional practice.

Continuing Nursing Education Contact Hours:  This program has been awarded 2.0 contact hours. View details below.

Social Work Continuing Education Hours: NJ Social Workers – An application has been made for consideration of 2 general CE credits for the course. View details below.

CADC Recertification: Application has been made to the Addiction Professionals Certification Board for 2 recertification credits. View details below.

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Opioids, Addiction, and Alternatives

Judith King, MSW, LCSW, LCADC, CPAS, FASD Educator
Perinatal Addictions Prevention Specialist
Manager, Perinatal Addictions Prevention Project, Partnership for Maternal and Child Health of Northern New Jersey

Thursday, June 25 2:00 – 3:00 PM ET

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The webinar will provide education on opioids, diversion, and alternatives. The presentation will identify the effects of prescription and non-prescription opioids, discuss the risks and signs of opioid abuse and addiction, recognize how legal opioids are diverted to the illegal market, and identify non-drug alternatives to pain.

This webinar meets the requirement for opioid education for both nursing and social work license renewal.

Learning Outcome: At the conclusion of the program, the participants will self-report knowledge gain related to opioid addiction and alternatives to opioids and intent to change practice by including information or tools presented into professional practice.

Continuing Nursing Education Contact Hours: This program has been awarded 1.0 contact hours. View details below.

Social Work Continuing Education Hours: Opioids, Addiction and Alternatives, Course #2543, is approved by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program to be offered by Partnership for Maternal and Child Health of Northern New Jersey as an individual course. Individual courses, not providers, are approved at the course level. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. ACE course approval period: 06/20/2019 – 06/20/2021. Social workers completing this course receive 1 General Social Work Practice continuing education credits.

Social workers must sign in for the webinar, attend the entire presentation and complete an on-line post test and evaluation. A certificate will be sent via e-mail within one week after the receipt of the post test and evaluation.

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Target Audience
Nurses (perinatal), Advanced Practice Nurses, Certified Nurse Midwives, Social Workers and Mental Health Providers.

Disclosure/Commercial Support
The planners and speakers do not have any conflicts of interest to report for this activity. There is no commercial support for this activity.

Successful Completion
To receive contact hours for this continuing education program, the registrant must sign-in for the webinar, attend the entire presentation and complete and submit an on-line evaluation. A certificate of completion will be sent via email within one week of the program.

Continuing Nursing Education Contact Hours
The first two sessions in this series have been awarded 1.5 contact hours. The third session has been awarded 2 contact hours. The fourth session has been awarded 1.0 contact hours.

The Partnership for Maternal and Child Health of Northern New Jersey is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the New Jersey State Nurses Association, an accredited approver, by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. #P194-2/2023

Approval status does not imply endorsement by the Partnership for Maternal and Child Health of Northern New Jersey, NJSNA or by ANCC of any commercial products discussed/displayed in conjunction with the educational activity.

Social Work Continuing Education Hours: NJ Social Workers – An application has been made for consideration of 1.5 general CE credits for the first two sessions and 2 general CE credits for the third session.

The fourth session, Opioids, Addiction and Alternatives, Course #2543, is approved by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program to be offered by Partnership for Maternal and Child Health of Northern New Jersey as an individual course. Individual courses, not providers, are approved at the course level. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. ACE course approval period: 06/20/2019 – 06/20/2021. Social workers completing this course receive 1 General Social Work Practice continuing education credits.

Social workers must sign in for the webinar, attend the entire presentation and complete an on-line post test and evaluation. A certificate will be sent via e-mail within one week after the receipt of the post test and evaluation.

CADC Recertification: Application has been made to the Addiction Professionals Certification Board for 1.5 recertification credits for the first two sessions and 2 recertification credits for the third session. There are no CADC credits being offered for the fourth session.

Questions?  Contact Judith King at jking@partnershipmch.org.

This program is supported by a grant from the New Jersey Department of Health.

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