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.
|Session Date||Expert Presenter||Topic|
|January 11, 2023||Sarah Winters||The Role of the Developmental Pediatrician in Children with NOWS|
|February 8, 2023||Camille Fung||NAS/NOWS|
|March 8, 2023||Tami Curtis MSW, LCSW||School Approach to Trauma|
|April 12, 2023||Kyla Clark||Foster Care|
|May 10, 2023||Jamie Mecham||Trauma and Language Development|
|June 14, 2023||Ryan Winn||Trauma and Self-Regulation in Toddler and School Age|
|July 12, 2023||TBA||Care Coordination|
|August 9, 2023||Tim Keady||HEART|
|September 13, 2023||TBA||Family Aspect|
|October 11, 2023||TBA||Pregnancy and Addiction|
|November 8, 2023||TBA||Anxiety Relief Technology|
|December 13, 2023||TBA||Bring Your Resources|
The target audience of these sessions is early childhood professionals who make work with children and families impacted by the Opioid epidemic.
Sessions are held the 2nd Wednesday of each month, 12:00 to 1:30 PM MST via Zoom video conferencing technology.