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January 14, 2019 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Harbor View Conference Room, Barnstable County Complex
3195 Main Street
Barnstable Village
Independence House, Inc.

Cape & Islands Regional Domestic Violence Council Quarterly Meeting

 Neurobiology of Substance Use, Misuse and Addiction
and Its Effects on Parenting and Custody Litigation

Severe substance use disorders (commonly called addictions) were once viewed as a moral failing or character flaw but are now understood to be chronic diseases that are subject to relapse and characterized by clinically significant impairments in health, social function and voluntary control over substance use. Our speaker will explore the intersection between addiction disorder and its effect on parenting and custody litigation.

Presenter: Stephanie Tabashneck, PsyD/JD. Dr. Tabashneck concentrates her practice in forensic psychology where she performs child custody evaluations as a court-appointed evaluator (“G.A.L.”).  She also conducts parole evaluations, delinquency evaluations, criminal responsibility evaluations, competency to stand trial evaluations and psychological assessments.

WHEN: Monday, January 14, 2019  1:30 – 3:30pm
WHERE: Harbor View Conference Room, Barnstable County Complex, 3195 Main Street, Barnstable Village

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The CIRDVC is comprised of human service and social justice organizations, prosecution, corrections, probation and law enforcement agencies, attorneys and concerned individuals that meet quarterly for the purposes of networking and professional development regarding the issues that surround domestic violence.

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