Safe Babies Trainings

In Utero Drug Exposure and Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome & Tips for Caregivers

Presented by Heidi Román, MD, FAAP, Ambulatory Medical Director and Cecilia Lazcano, M.S., IMH-E IV, Early Childhood Specialist

Things to consider when caring for a child who has experienced In Utero Drug Exposure and Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome. Tips for supporting caregivers of children in foster care.

Dr. Roman and Cecilia Lazcano will outline the scope of the current opioid epidemic and its impact on the pediatric population, define NAS and treatment strategies, evaluate the short and long-term impact of IUDE, case management, identify solutions and strategies to better support caregivers (resources and referrals).

Tarrant County

November 20, 2019 | 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Lena Pope | 3200 Sanguinet St., Fort Worth, TX 76107

FREE REGISTRATION

Earn 1.5 CEUs | Light Breakfast and Coffee Provided
Training objectives:
  • Outline the scope of the current opioid epidemic and its impact on the pediatric population.
  • Define Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) and the short and long-term impact of in utero drug exposure (IUDE).
  • Discuss cases in small groups to highlight the themes and begin to problem-solve.
  • Identify solutions and strategies to better support caregivers including practical resources and referrals.

About the Presenters:

Heidi Román, MD, FAAP, Ambulatory Medical Director

Dr. Román obtained her medical degree from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. She completed her pediatric residency and chief residency at the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital in Oakland, California. Prior to joining UT Southwestern, she spent six years as an attending pediatrician at a federally qualified health center in San Jose, California, with a faculty appointment at the Stanford University School of Medicine.

Dr. Román is the Medical Director of the Rees-Jones Center for Foster Care Excellence at Children’s Medical Center and the Co-Director for the Ambulatory Care Clerkship at UT Southwestern Medical School. She is fluent in both English and Spanish.

Cecilia Lazcano, M.S., IMH-E IV, Early Childhood Specialist

Cecilia holds a bachelor’s degree in Education by the National Autonomous University of Mexico. In 2003 she came to the US to study English. Later in 2005, she was awarded with a full scholarship from the Mexican National Council for Science and Technology (CONACYT) to pursue a Master’s degree in Human Development and Early Childhood Disorders at The University of Texas at Dallas.

From 2007 to 2013 she worked for MOMENTOUS Institute as a Team leader of the Infant-Child Comprehensive Assessment Program. By the end of, 2013 she joined the Center for Children and Families at the University of Texas at Dallas, as the Director of the out-reach program Crece Conmigo (Grow with Me). In 2017, she became part of the behavioral health team at the Rees-Jones Center for Foster Care Excellence at Children’s Health. From the beginning, Cecilia has been a strong supported and advocate of the need to provide early developmental assessments and intervention services to young children and their families. Through her current role she provided developmental assessments, trauma informed parent education, developmental guidance and referrals. She is fluent in both English and Spanish.

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The Lawyer’s Role in Safe Babies

Presented by Stephanie Madrigal, Director of Safe Babies, and Heather Pugh, Safe Babies Tarrant County Coordinator

The main objective of the training will be to provide lawyers an overview of Safe Babies: the four main components, understand the role of the Tarrant County Coordinator, and what the lawyers role is in Safe Babies.


December 9, 2019 |  12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

2701 Kimbo Rd. Fort Worth, TX 76111

FREE REGISTRATION


Earn 1.0 CEU and MCLE | Light Breakfast and Coffee Provided


Training objectives:

Overview of Safe Babies and the 4 main components of the program

Understand the role of the Tarrant County Coordinator

Understand the lawyer’s role in Safe Babies

About the Presenters:

Stephanie Madrigal, Director of Safe Babies

Stephanie is the Safe Babies Director of First3Years and oversees Tarrant and Dallas Counties. Before joining First3Years, Stephanie worked in the child welfare system with the Dallas juvenile and family courts. Stephanie also has experience in program development for early childhood education, parent engagement, and community collaboration. Stephanie attended the University of North Texas and has been involved with various non-profits since 2012. Stephanie is bilingual, experienced in program alignment, staff management, and grass-roots outreach. Stephanie’s passion comes from the desire to help build a strong foundation for child success; she recognizes that this success stems from parent empowerment and engagement in their child’s development.

Heather Pugh, Safe Babies Tarrant County Coordinator

As the Safe Babies Coordinator for Tarrant County, Heather Pugh brings with her a passion for infant mental health, its vast impact on future development, and advocacy for the world’s most vulnerable population.  Heather is a former Early Intervention Specialist with Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) in which she served as her team’s infant mental health and trauma consultant, gathering years of experience working with infants, toddlers, and their families as a home visitor. Heather collaborated with caregivers to regularly implement several evidence-based practices such as Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI), Circle of Security, Bonding and Relaxation Techniques (BART) and Incredible Years Parenting Groups.

Heather graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma with a Bachelor’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology and then completed a Master’s of Science in Infant/Child Specialist.  She has also received her Infant Mental Health Endorsement (II) through First3Years.