Project SCOPE: National Training Initiative

Project SCOPE: Supporting Children of the OPioid Epidemic, is a national training initiative intended to build nationwide provider capacity and confidence in applying evidence-based practices in screening, monitoring, and interdisciplinary support for children and families diagnosed with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS), Neonatal Opioid Withdrawal Syndrome (NOWS), or who are suspected of being impacted by opioid use, trauma, or related exposure.

Care curriculum will include current research on brain development, developmental outcomes of prenatal exposure to opioid and other substances, trauma informed care, provider secondary trauma stress and strategies to support caregivers. This initiative is intended to improve outcomes by linking research to practical application in local communities, providing opportunities to share knowledge and findings with national networks and federal agencies, and providing recommendations for future interventions.

Project SCOPE links research to practical application in local communities, improves outcomes, provides opportunities to share knowledge and findings with national networks and federal agencies, and provides recommendations for future interventions. Participants receive highly relevant professional development, specific guidance, and ongoing support related to their needs and concerns. This results in interdisciplinary teams that are trained to work more effectively with their clients.

Contact Us

Phone: (435) 797-7165

Register for SCOPE Session Recordings Resources Throughout the State

Session Date Expert Presenter Topic
March 9, 2022 Dr. Casey Tak Pregnancy and Substance Use
March 23, 2022 Heidi Dutson Moving Prevention Upstream: Addressing Risk and Protective Factors to Impact Healthy Youth Development
April 13, 2022 Camille Fung Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
April 27, 2022 Jamie Mecham Trauma, Substance Exposure, and Language Development
May 11, 2022 Heather Sarin Implicit Biases
May 25, 2022 Madison Elliot Trauma and the ARC Framework (Attachment, Regulations and Competency)
June 8, 2022 Karissa MacDonald and Vanessa Genova Peer Mentors
June 22, 2022 Pat Boyle Trauma, Substance Exposure, and Sensory Concerns
August 10, 2022 TBA Having Difficult Conversations
August 24, 2022 Kyla  Foster Care Order Operation and Systems of Care

Topics include Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome and Neonatal Opioid Withdrawal Syndrome, Introduction to the Opioid Crisis, Trauma informed care, Addiction and treatment, Trauma and the ARC framework, and more.

The target audience of these sessions is early childhood professionals who make work with children and families impacted by the Opioid epidemic.

Sessions are typically held the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month, 12:00 to 1:30 PM MST via Zoom video conferencing technology.