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Speaker Series: Prenatal Cocaine Exposure - Developmental Processes from Birth to Adolescence

This is a past event.

Friday, January 31 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

AHC1 - Academic Health Center 1, 110
11200 SW 8th ST 33199, Academic Health Center 1, Miami, Florida 33199

Prenatal Cocaine Exposure - Developmental Processes from Birth to Adolescence

Speaker: Rina Das Eiden, Ph.D.

Dr. Eiden is Professor in the Department of Psychology and the Consortium for Combatting Substance Abuse at Pennsylvania State University. Her research focuses on understanding developmental trajectories among children at risk for maladjustment due to multiple adversities linked to parental substance abuse, as well as early childhood interventions designed to ameliorate these risks and promote competence. Her studies, many of which follow cohorts of children across multiple developmental stages (e.g., birth to adolescence), seek to understand developmental mechanisms that may explain the association between parental risk factors and child outcomes (e.g., infant-parent attachment, parent-child self-regulation, individual differences in children’s autonomic and stress reactivity, and immune/inflammatory mechanisms).  She has a particular interest in prenatal and early childhood interventions for substance using parents, with the goal of promoting family health, including positive developmental cascades for children.

Presentation Objectives:

  • Describe methodological issues to consider in studies of substance using parents
  • Discuss developmental risk trajectories in substance exposed children
  • Discuss mechanisms that may promote resilience in this population


The Speaker Series presentations are designed to provide health and mental health professionals, educators, and students with current strategies for understanding, identifying, and treating children and adolescents with mental health problems.

All sessions are free and provide continuing education credits for mental health professionals.

The Speaker Series provides continuing education credits through: 

  • The American Psychological Association
  • The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
  • The FIU Counselor Education Program, which is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP™) and a co-sponsor of the CCF presentations.
  • The National Association of School Psychologists
  • Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling; Florida Board of Psychology and Florida Office of School Psychology. 
Event Type

Workshops & webinars, Academics, Academics


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Center for Children and Families


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