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(Rescheduled from Feb. 22)The Effects of Methamphetamine on Children and Families

by Ralph Weisheit
April 12, 2013
Reg. 8:00 AM, 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM (Central Time)

Transitions of Western Illinois/CRC
631 North 48th Street, Quincy, Illinois

Description:Methamphetamine use and manufacture has an impact on communities and on families. Children are affected both by exposure to harmful chemicals, exposure to the drug itself, and by the parenting styles of adult methamphetamine users. Their behavior in the classroom is often affected by these factors. This presentation provides a general overview of what is known about the drug, its manufacture, and the impact on the behavior and emotional well-being of children who live in homes with methamphetamine-involved parents.

Presenter Bios:Dr. Ralph A. Weisheit is a Distinguished Professor of Criminal Justice at Illinois State University. He is the author of eight books, including Methamphetamine: Its History, Pharmacology, and Treatment (co-authored with William L. White), and Domestic Marijuana: A Neglected Industry. In addition to his research on illicit drugs, Dr. Weisheit has conducted extensive research on rural crime and rural justice. He has published more than 40 journal articles, and numerous book chapters and solicited essays.

This training will provide 3 contact hours for the following:

  • CPDUs (Continuing Professional Development Units) for teacher certification
  • CDA (Child Development Associate) credit in area(s) #3, #4
  • CE credit for SLP, SW, LCPC, PT, and OT professionals
  • Gateways to Opportunity credit in area(s) E


Full attendance is required to receive a certificate.

Meeting space provided by: Transitions of Western Illinois/CRC

Registration form for this workshop.
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