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Adverse Consequences: Substance Abuse Across Lifetimes

  • 19 Oct 2023
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Zoom


  • With this registration type you will receive CLE credit.
  • This registration type enables you to attend the course without a charge but you will not be eligible to receive CLE credit.

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Family Law attorneys often encounter alcohol-related challenges in child custody cases. Join us on October 19, 2023, for our next Lunch and Learn session titled "Adverse Consequences: Substance Abuse Across Lifetimes." In this engaging one-hour session, we will delve into these crucial course highlights and explore their significance in family law and child custody cases.

What We'll Cover

  • What are Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)​
  • How do ACEs negatively impact children​
  • The intergenerational connection between Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) and ACEs​
  • Benefits of early intervention and monitoring of AUD​
  • Tools you can use to make informed decisions that support families and safeguard children

About the Speaker:

Aaron Robb, Ph.D., LCP-S has worked extensively with children and families involved in the legal system, specializing in divorce and other family law cases. He is the Program Director for Forensic Counseling Services, where he and his staff provide child custody evaluations, adoption evaluations, parenting facilitation, supervised visitation, and a number of other court-connected services. In addition to National Counselor Certification and license to practice as a Professional Counselor in the State of Texas he is also trained as a family law mediator.

Dr. Robb serves on the editorial boards of the journal Family Court Review and the Journal of Family Trauma, Child Custody, and Child Development, has been a reviewer for the Journal of Forensic Social Work, he is a Past-President of the Texas Chapter of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, and has served nationally on the Social Work and the Courts Specialty Practice Section Committee for the National Association of Social Workers.

Dr. Robb is the author of numerous publications, including articles in the American Journal of Family Law, Family Court Review, and the Journal of Child Custody. His series for Denton County Lawyer on Supervised Visitation won the 2013 Stars of Bars award for Best Series of Articles – Substantive Law. He has taught at the University of Texas at Arlington, been an invited speaker at national trainings for judicial officers, and presents frequently across Texas and the United States on issues related to mental health and the law. He has been featured on radio and television speaking about domestic violence, child abuse, divorce, and other issues related to the best interest of children involved in the legal system. His ongoing research interests focus on high conflict family systems, child maltreatment, and forensic mental health services.

The session will be moderated by AAML Pennsylvania Fellow, Carolyn Zack.

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