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Children Living With Parents who have Substance Use Disorder

Substance use disorder doesn’t just affect the user; it also affects those around them. When a parent is dealing with SUD, their children often suffer. Being able to understand the interventions and protective factors available to support children can improve their situation. The goal of this workshop series is to help those that work with children be better able to identify when a child is dealing with the pressure of SUDs and know when it’s time to intervene.

This series brings together all those who may interact with the family. Schools of nursing, social work, public health, and education are all invited to attend this experience.

After attending the workshop, students will understand the prevalence and impact of substance use by a parent on the emotional development of a child, have a practical understanding of the impact on a child’s functioning that a parent can have, and understand the intentions and protective factors available to support children.