Pre Conference Institute 

Substance Use Disorder: Implications for Supervised Visitation Policy and Practice

Wednesday September 22, 2021
9:00 AM- 12:00 PM
$75 per person

Karen Oehme, J.D. Director
Florida State University 
Institute for Family Violence Studies

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The prevalence of Substance Use Disorders (SUD) has increased substantially in the U.S., impacting millions of children and families and the systems that serve them. This session takes a deep dive into SUD issues and their ultimate impact on supervised visitation. Participants will learn about environmental and individual issues that influence SUDs, how SUDs affect the brain, the link between childhood trauma and SUDs, the dynamics that shape hope for recovery, and so much more. The interaction of SUDs and supervised visitation will also be explored, with specific emphasis on training issues, policies, and practices that can support parents' recovery and children's healing.

Karen Oehme, J.D. is the director of the Institute for Family Violence Studies and a Distinguished University Scholar in the College of Social Work at Florida State University. Her team creates large-scale national trainings on a variety of issues, including child welfare, domestic violence, human trafficking, co-parenting, and trauma and resilience. She has led the Clearinghouse on Supervised Visitation since 1998. Her published scholarly work has appeared in Family Court Review, the Harvard Journal of Law and Gender, the Journal of Divorce and Remarriage, Stanford Law and Policy Review, and many others.