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Childhood Lead Poisoning Workshop
Thursday, May 16, 2019, 01:00pm - 03:00pm
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ChiLeadPoisoningWorkshop May2019ldhood Lead Poisoning in New Hampshire: What Professional Providers and Families Need to Know

Thursday, May 16, 2019
Afternoon Session – 1 to 3 p.m. – Lunch 12:30
Evening Session – 6 to 8 p.m. – Dinner 5:30
County Hall Building, Delegation Hall (2nd floor)
12 Court Street, Keene, NH

Speaker: Gail Gettens, MS, ECMP
Health Promotion Advisor & Child Development Specialist
NH Division of Public Health Services
Healthy Homes and Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program
Educational lunch and dinner programs are FREE. Registration required. Space is limited.

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Nurse CEUs and Educator Professional Development hours provided.
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Each year, every year, hundreds of children in New Hampshire are poisoned by lead and experience blood lead levels known to impair academic performance and cause behavior challenges. The effects that even low-level lead exposure have on the brain’s learning systems have been identified in study after study, commonly known as lead’s ‘Neurobehavioral Signature” – the significant negative impact on cognitive ability, speech and language, hearing, visual/spatial skills, attention, impulse control, social behaviors, emotional regulation, and motor skills.

Children with lead exposure cannot avoid the negative impact and once a child’s health or cognition has been harmed by lead, the effects can be permanent and continue into adulthood. This educational program will provide an overview of key points in the recently released Center for Disease Control paper Educational Interventions for Children Affected by Lead, the Office for Special Education’s Topical Issues Brief: Intervention IDEAs for Lead Exposure, and the Cincinnati Lead Study, conducted by Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, the longest running longitudinal research project on children exposed to lead. Recent NH legislation requiring blood lead level (BLL) testing at age 1 year and again at age 2 years and working to improve childhood lead poisoning prevention will be reviewed. Learn why it is important to have the results of a child’s two BLL tests documented on every referral and intake form.

Speaker: Gail Gettens, MS, ECMP
Health Promotion Advisor and Child Development Specialist
NH Division of Public Health Services
Healthy Homes and Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program.

Educational Lunch and Dinner Programs are FREE Registration Required. Space is limited.