Substance Exposed Newborns

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This multidisciplinary training is intended for staff from Home Visiting, Department of Social Services, and Infant and Toddlers programs who serve substance using young pregnant women, new mothers, and their children. The primary goal of the training is 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 offers 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.