Prenatal Trauma:

Raising Children Who Have Been Exposed to Substances In-Utero

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Course Description

Continuing Education Hours: 10

The Prenatal Trauma: Raising Children who Have Been Exposed to Substances In-Utero presented by Camea Peca, Ph.D., is a 10-hour training designed to help participants develop a better understanding and comprehension of the impact of in-utero substance exposure on neurodevelopment, sensory needs, and attachment with children. Learn ways to help children who have been exposed in-utero through caring for their whole needs, such as sensory integration, understanding behavior and ways to effectively discipline, and needs unique to these children.

Learning Objectives

  • Comparative look at impact of marijuana, cocaine, alcohol and methamphetamine in-utero exposure
  • Understanding the impact of in-utero exposure has on self-regulation
  • Review neuro-deficits on children exposed in-utero
  • Review sensory integration needs of children exposed in-utero
  • Review behavioral concerns associated with in-utero exposure
  • Understanding the risk factors of children exposed to substances in-utero
  • Understand cognitive challenges
  • Building behavioral resilience
  • Building self-regulation
  • Interactive practice in working with/parenting children with in-utero substance exposure

Camea Peca, Ph.D., MSc, CFTP, CCTS-I

Camea has spent over 15 years working with Children and Families in a vast range of settings both locally and abroad. After completing a Bachelor of Science at ASU, Camea spent 10 years abroad studying and working. During this time, she completed a MSc in Psychoanalytic Development Psychology at the Anna Freud Center/University College London including a dissertation in Sensory Integration Therapy and Tactile and Vestibular Processing Disorder. During this training Camea was trained by leaders in attachment and infant development including Dr. Peter Fonagy and Mary Target. As a part of this training Camea had the chance to work with the Child Center for Mental Health and participating in specialty training with leaders in the expressive arts as well as Sir Richard Bowlby, Dr. Dan Hughes, Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, Dr. Bruce Perry, and many others. She completed clinical training and supervision in the Expressive Arts with Dr. Margot Sunderland and the Helping Where It Hurts program which puts expressive arts therapists in inner city London schools. Professionally Camea has worked in a variety of settings including adolescent shelters, inpatient psychiatric units, schools and specialty projects targeting physical and sexualized trauma. For over two years Camea has worked as a Trauma Therapist in a local specialty service targeting children and families that have experienced sexual abuse. Camea specializes in work with very young children and their families and has extensive experience with early developmental trauma and attachment based therapy using the expressive arts and sensory based modalities. Camea uses her eclectic and wide range of international training and clinical experience to deliver dynamic and experiential training.

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