Substance Exposed Newborns
The Substance Exposed Newborns Training is a comprehensive training program designed for professionals who serve substance-using pregnant women, new mothers, and their children. The primary goal of the training is to enable 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 offers information and develops 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. The training includes best practices and first-hand knowledge from video interviews from a variety of providers (doctors, social services, treatment programs) who interact with substance-using pregnant women, including interviews from two women in recovery sharing their personal experiences.