Collaborative Approaches to Identifying and Serving Substance Exposed Newborns: Lessons Learned From Four Demonstration Projects [Webcast].
Little, Christina. Smith, Celeste. Twombly, Liz. Watson, Enid.
National Abandoned Infants Assistance Resource Center.
Published: September 15, 2009
National Abandoned Infants Assistance Resource Center
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In this webcast , hosted by the National AIA Resource Center, representatives from four federally funded demonstration projects share their experiences developing policies and procedures to meet the federal Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) mandates related to substance exposed newborns (SEN). Specifically, the presenters discuss challenges they have encountered in multidisciplinary collaboration, and strategies they have employed to overcome those challenges.They also share policies and procedures developed to identify pregnant substance users and SEN, and they present strategies the projects use to engage pregnant substance users and develop plans of safe care for SEN. Although the projects are each housed in a different type of agency - private hospital, state public health agency, local child welfare agency, and university based early intervention program - they all developed collaborative workgroups with similar representation, and they all employed specialized staff to engage families in services. (Author abstract)
demonstration programs; substance abuse; substance exposed infants; collaboration