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CE Workshop: Prenatal Exposure (Part 2)
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5/25/2018
When: Friday, May 25, 2018
1:00pm-4:00pm
Where: GPA Office
13 Corporate Blvd. NE
Suite 220
Atlanta, Georgia  30329
United States
Presenter: Molly Millians, EdD
Contact: Staci Bratcher, Director of Operations
404-634-6272, ext. 208


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Workshop Title: Prenatal Exposure: Acute and Chronic Effects on Development, Behavior and Educational Achievement (Part 2)

Workshop Description: 

Prenatal exposures teratogens including substances of abuse, such as alcohol, prescription medications, and environment toxins may affect at least 1 out of 100 children of school age.  This workshop discusses the developmental and cognitive impact of the effects from prenatal alcohol exposures on learning and school functioning of school-aged children.  The workshop discusses the impact from prenatal exposures on learning and development.  Also, the workshop discusses approaches to translate the findings from developmental and/or psychological evaluations into interventions and recommendations to address the children’s learning needs.  Lastly, the workshop will discuss the how to define the expectations for parents, school personnel, and clinicians for effective collaboration needed to help children learn and succeed in school.

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe how the impact from prenatal exposures interfere with learning and school functioning.
  2. Make decisions about intervention and educational recommendations that are informed by understanding of the effects of neurotoxins on development.
  3. Determine how to guide parents to obtain the necessary supports and services in the community and at school.

      CE Hours: 3 

      Level: Intermediate

      About the Presenter:

      Dr. Millians has conducted workshops for a variety of mental health professionals and social service providers including psychologists, psychiatrists, special educators, teachers, pediatricians, developmental pediatricians, lawyers, and other allied mental health workers both at the state and national level.  Her clinical experience and research has focused on the effects of teratogens, particularly drugs and alcohol, on learning and ways to implement interventions

      Dr. Millians is a clinical educational specialist with the Emory Neurodevelopmental Exposure Clinic, and a faculty member in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Emory University School of Medicine.  She is a licensed special education teacher who has over 15 years of experience working with children with neurodevelopmental disabilities associated with the effects from prenatal exposures. Her work has involved clinical care, research, and providing training to community and social service organizations, medical providers, schools, and families.  Dr. Millians coordinates the Saturday Cognitive Habilitation Program for children with FASD. The grant funded program provides interventions free of charge to low income children who are affected by prenatal exposures. She has presented nationally on the impact of prenatal exposures on development, learning, and ways to provide effective interventions.

      Registration Costs (per workshop):

      Early Bird Registration (Must be postmarked on or before May 11, 2018 to receive this rate.)

      • $70: GPA Members
      • $105: Non-members
      • $20: *GPA Student Members

      Registration (After May 11, 2018)

      • $80: GPA Members
      • $115: Non-members
      • $30: *GPA Student Members

      Must be logged into member profile to receive member rate.

      *If a GPA Student Member needs continuing education credits, he/she will need to pay the higher GPA Member fee regardless of status as a student.

      Cancellation Policy:
      All cancellations must be submitted in writing to Staci Bratcher via email (stacibratcher@gapsychology.org). A $35 cancellation fee will be charged for any cancellations prior to May 11, 2018. No refunds will be given after May 11, 2018.

      The Georgia Psychological Association is proud to sponsor and support a wide variety of workshops throughout the year as an APA approved sponsor of Continuing Education.