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REF NO.: 68

SUBJECT: Public presentation on compromised parenting at Memorial University’s School of Social Work

DATE: Nov. 23,2011

Addictions and mental-health-compromised parenting is a major issue in the Western world, accounting for a high percentage of children and youth coming into care. One of the key concerns is the cognitive functioning of the parent(s).
Dr. Dennis Kimberley, professor at Memorial’s School of Social Work, will reflect on five in-depth case studies, and associated scholarship, to analyze how cognitive functioning of persons with concurrent disorders might compromise parenting capacity. Considerations for child protection, mental health and addictions professionals will be identified.
Dr. Kimberley has over 40 years of experience working with families with compounded problems of addiction, mental health and significantly compromised parenting capacity. He was a member of the Canadian expert panel on concurrent disorders and has been involved in related scholarship. Dr. Kimberley has presented and consulted nationally and internationally, and has been an expert witness in these areas.
Free parking will be available in area 22. To access this lot, take Morrissey Drive by the Earth Sciences building and follow it past the Business Administration building until you come to lot 22 on the right.
                                                                                                           
Date:             Nov. 25, 2011
Time:             12-1 p.m.
Location:     Chapel, St. John’s College,   Memorial University, St. John's,                                         NL
Cost:             Admission is free

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For more information, please contact Laura Woodford, communications co-ordinator, School of Social Work, at 709-864-8162 or lwoodford@mun.ca.    

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