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Middle Branch Meeting June 28, 2017
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When: Wed. June 28, 2017
Where: Belmont Village Senior Living (Green Hills)
4206 Stammer Place
Nashville, TN  37215
United States

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1.0 CEU provided

Date:  June 28, 2017

Time:   11:30am    

Location:  Belmont Village, Nashville, TN



The NAS Epidemic:  Preserving the Dignity and Worth of Mother and Baby

Learning Objectives:

* Identify the scope of opioid use and misuse among women, risks during pregnancy, and available treatment options for clients.

* Describe opportunities for creating integrated systems at both the individual and community practice levels when working with opioid dependent pregnant clients.

* Explore barriers to effective treatment including access to care, conflicting treatment approaches, and punitive social welfare policies

April Mallory is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Master Addiction Counselor. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Practice at the University of Tennessee College of Social Work at the Nashville campus. Her social work practice experience includes outpatient substance use treatment and court services programs, program management at the Davidson County Drug Court, and inpatient psychiatric treatment with adults. She is a member of the Vanderbilt Comprehensive Assessment Program team providing evaluations for professionals facing professional consequences due to addiction, mental illness, sexual boundary violations, and disruptive behavior.


Cayce Watson is a Licensed Advanced Practice Social Worker and Master Addiction Counselor.  She currently serves as Associate Professor and Field Coordinator in the Social Work and Sociology Department at Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN.   She has co-authored peer-reviewed publications in the Journal of Dual Diagnosis, Social Work in Public Health, and Addiction Science & Clinical Practice.  Her social work practice experience includes working in adolescent psych, dual diagnosis, and family counseling.  During her tenure at Vanderbilt, she served the Addiction Medicine Clinic as research coordinator of a multi-site NIH and NIDA sponsored study concerning opiate use and treatment among pregnant women. 

Belmont Village Senior Living 

 Belmont is providing lunch for the meeting, RSVP required.

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