AFCC Webinars

The Opioid Epidemic and Family Courts

July 21, 2020
1:00-2:00pm Eastern Time US
Stephanie Tabashneck, PsyD, JD

The Opioid Epidemic and Family Courts


Practitioners and courts across the country are confronting the challenge of how to manage the effects of opioid addiction on families. Drawing on the latest research, this webinar will provide attorneys, judges, and mental health professionals with the information necessary to thoughtfully approach cases involving opioid-addiction dynamics. Topics covered include the impact of opioid misuse on parenting, the science of addiction, and best practices for family court.

Stephanie Tabashneck, PsyD, JD is a forensic psychologist and attorney in Boston, MA. Her practice areas include substance use issues, child custody, criminal forensic evaluations, and expert testimony. Dr. Tabashneck presents regionally and nationally on psychology and law topics, including at events organized by the Federal Judicial Center, the American Bar Association, the American Psychiatric Association, the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, and the Massachusetts Trial Courts. Dr. Tabashneck is a board member of the Massachusetts chapter of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts. Recent publications include an article on family drug courts in Family Law Quarterly (Spring 2019) and a chapter in the American Bar Association book, Representing People with Mental Disabilities: A Practical Guide for Criminal Defense Lawyers (2019).


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