Tackling the Opioid Crisis: The Case for Parenting Interventions with Substance-Abusing Parents


Event Details


The Florida Association for Infant Mental Health’s Palm Beach and Martin County Chapter meeting will be held on January 31, 2018.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM EST
Keiser University, 2600 N. Military Trail, West Palm Beach, FL 33409

Workshop Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will understand risk factors associated with opioid abuse in adults with a focus on adverse life experiences.
  2. Participants will understand “the contagion effect” of how adult risk impacts the developing child.
  3. Participants will understand how interventions like Circle of Security can help substance-abusing parents focus on recovery through feeling more successful as parents.

The workshop costs $25 for FAIMH members and $45 for nonmembers. It includes 3 CEUs for Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists, and Licensed Mental Health Counselors.

About the Presenter

Neil W. Boris, M.D.: Dr. Boris is currently Director of the Irving Harris Training Institute at the Center for Prevention and Early Intervention Policy at Florida State University and Project Director for Circle of Security International.  In his 20+ years since graduating from residency at Brown University in pediatrics, adult psychiatry and child psychiatry, Dr. Boris has focused on the social and emotional development of high-risk children – including those under five years of age.  His research, for example, has ranged from studying early intervention programs serving high-risk families in the U.S. to capturing the impact of community-based programs for orphans in Rwanda and Malawi.

Dr. Boris’ clinical work has been equally wide ranging: from involvement with programs focused on young maltreated children to children with life-threatening illnesses or those with substance-abusing parents. He attained the rank of tenured Professor at Tulane University where his passion for teaching and training was awarded with a Teaching Scholar Award. He has held several leadership positions, including being an associate editor of the Infant Mental Health Journal and being on the Board of Directors of the World Association of Infant Mental Health.  Neil centers his life around his wife Adena and their three children. He’s a spiritual person who views life as a grand opportunity; he loves laughter and the great wide open.

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