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June 2005Vol. 6, No. 5Conference on Substance-Exposed Newborns

The National Abandoned Infants Assistance (AIA) Resource Center, together with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Children's Bureau and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, will hold an October conference designed to bring together a diverse set of stakeholders concerned about substance-exposed newborns and their families.

This national conference will provide an opportunity for a broad mix of professionals to discuss Federal, State, and local policies and exemplary practices that address the specialized needs of substance-exposed newborns. Multidisciplinary teams from several States will describe collaborative efforts to identify and address the needs of substance users and their newborns. Plenary sessions, facilitated discussions, community workgroups, and workshops will give attendees the opportunity to exchange information and learn about the most recent research and promising practices in the area of substance-exposed newborns and their families.