GLADNEY UNIVERSITY: The purpose of Gladney University is to equip clients and professionals with the knowledge they need to help provide positive and healthy outcomes for the children we serve. Gladney University provides adoptive parents with education and support before, during and after their adoption. This education and support helps Gladney provide the finest adoption experience possible, and its part of Gladney’s promise of family for life. Additionally, Gladney University provides medical professionals, counselors, social service advocates and community members with cutting edge continuing education programs by offering relevant and engaging, web-based and in person educational adoption and child welfare resources. Gladney is uniquely positioned to provide outstanding training to parents and professionals because of our 130-year history of serving families and children. Our staff is highly qualified, experienced and compassionate. This combination creates dynamic and very successful training programs.


This presentation will address the risk factors and implications of drug exposure to children, and will discuss how to identify possible risk factors of children using drugs. An inter-professional approach will be used during the presentation in order to improve outcomes for professionals serving this population, such as teachers, social workers, law enforcement officials, parents and counselors. We will discuss ethical dilemmas and professional responsibility in child abuse and neglect cases, along with the new paths being forged by new research at Cook Children’s Medical Center.

About the Speakers

Donna Wright, MSN, CPNP, CA-SANE, CP-SAN and Stacy Starkes, LMSW, are members of Cook Children's CARE team which provides medical evaluations for:

  • Sexual abuse
  • Physical abuse
  • Other forms of child abuse and neglect
  • Neglect
  • Drug exposure
  • Medical child abuse

The CARE team is actively involved in community education and training in the awareness and prevention of child abuse and neglect.


Are Continuing Education Units (CEUs) provided through this training?
We are happy to offer 2 social work and counseling CEUs for both in-person attendees and live stream viewers. Certificates of Completion are available for all attendees.

Can I change my ticket from In Person to Live Stream or vice versa?
We are only able to change ticket types up until 12PM the day before the event.

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
No minimum age and you do not have to provide your ID to gain entrance.

Where do I park?
Parking is free and provided around the front of the Gladney Center for Adoption.

What can I bring into the event?
Feel free to bring pen, paper or an electronic device to take notes on. You are welcome to bring in drinks, however we do not allow red liquids in our event space. Light refreshments will be provided.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Yes! Alternatively, if you have your mobile ticket on your device, that will suffice! Be sure and check in at the registration table before the event.

Will the event be live streamed?

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Karin Matula, Gladney University Coordinator     817.922.6073

September 19th, 2019 9:00 AM   through   11:00 AM
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If you would like to amend an existing registration, please call us at 817-922-6005. If registering for another person, please enter their name in the participant section and your name in the billing section.