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Ask the Expert: Criminalization and Legal Implications of Substance Use Among Pregnant Women as it Impacts Tribal Communities

March 22, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This webinar focuses on issues related to pregnant women in tribal communities and common reasons they do not self-report substance use due to fear of child removal, fear of legal action. Issues surrounding lack of knowledge or awareness among care providers about how to respond when women self-disclose substance use while pregnant are reviewed. Current trends in best practices among tribal nations in how to support pregnant women using substances are shared, along with the different layers of jurisdiction for tribal people including tribal, county, state, and federal and Urban Indian populations.





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The Healthy Start EPIC Center is operated by the National Institute for Children's Health Quality. This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number 1 UF5MC327500100 titled Supporting Healthy Start Performance Project. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

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