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|
|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|
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.