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
Email: ProjectSCOPE@usu.edu

Register for SCOPE 2023 Session Recordings End of Year Report Resources

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

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 held the 2nd Wednesday of each month, 12:00 to 1:30 PM MST via Zoom video conferencing technology.