Preventing the Use of Marijuana: Focus on Women and Pregnancy

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This educational course covers the SAMHSA publication: Preventing the Use of Marijuana: Focus on Women and Pregnancy. This guide supports health care providers, systems, and communities seeking to prevent marijuana use by pregnant women. It describes relevant research findings, examines emerging and best practices, identifies knowledge gaps and implementation challenges, and offers useful resources. This education covers the Clinical Intake and Screening skill of the Eight Counselor Skill Groups ascribed by NAADAC and NCC AP.

Learning ObjectivesUpon completion of this education course, the participant will be able to:

  1. Explain harms associated with marijuana use by pregnant and postpartum women;
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of policies to prevent and reduce marijuana Use;
  3. Identify effective practices to prevent substance use during pregnancy.

 

 

AuthorSubstance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Preventing the Use of Marijuana: Focus on Women and Pregnancy. SAMHSA Publication No. PEP19-PL-Guide-2 Rockville, MD: National Mental Health and Substance Use Policy Laboratory. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2019.

Exam written by: Tamika Lett, PhD Human Services, NCAC II, CSAC, CCTP, QMHP A/C