Substance Exposed Newborns

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This multidisciplinary training will be intended for staff from Home Visiting, Child Protective Services and Infant and Toddlers programs who serve substance using young pregnant women, new mothers, and their children. The primary goal of the training will be to enable these professionals to deepen their understanding of addiction and recovery, enhance communication and relationship skills and develop approaches to engage, retain and meet the needs of substance exposed pregnant and postpartum women. The training will offer information and develop skills to assist these women in eliminating or reducing substance-related risk behaviors and to provide medical and psychosocial resources needed to sustain a safe and healthy pregnancy and to manage postpartum childcare.