Opportunities for Engagement to Address Infants Affected by Prenatal Exposure and Their Families [Presentation Slides] (Presentation at A Vision for Substance Use Disorder Treatment Conference, Dover, DE, October 26, 2017).
Delaware Department of Health and Social Services. A Vision for Substance Use Disorder Treatment Conference (2017 : Dover, Del.)
National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare.
Conference Materials Presentation
Published: October 2017
Delaware Department of Health and Social Services
Main Building 1901 N. DuPont Highway
New Castle, DE 19720
Tel: (302) 255-9040
Fax: (302) 255-4429
This federally funded slide presentation discusses opportunities for addressing infants affected by prenatal exposure and their families in Delaware. It begins with charts that indicate more children are being removed from parental care with substance use as a factor, more children are in out-of-home care, more infants are entering out of home care, and more extended family members are caring for children affected by substance use. Following slides review primary changes in the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) that address services to substance-exposed infants, changes made by the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA), the components of Plans of Safe Care, the availability of in-depth technical assistance (IDTA) for infants with substance exposure and their families, the policy and practice framework that centers on five points of intervention, prenatal service challenges identified by States and strategies for addressing the challenges, collaborative lessons from IDTA tribes and States, and Delaware IDTA goals. Delaware goals include: recommend Universal Screening of pregnant women; build a system of care and provide educational resources to providers to help parents, caregivers, infants and their families affected by substance use disorders; implement statewide protocol for preparation and monitoring of Plans of Safe Care; and maintain awareness of the effects of stigma in discouraging pregnant women from substance use disorder treatment or prenatal care.
DELAWARE; SUBSTANCE EXPOSED INFANTS; ADDICTED INFANTS; PRENATAL CHILD ABUSE; PRENATAL DRUG EXPOSURE; SUBSTANCE ABUSING MOTHERS; INTERAGENCY COLLABORATION; CHILD WELFARE SERVICES; STATE PROGRAMS; TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE; STRATEGIC PLANNING; STATEWIDE PLANNING; FAMILY ENGAGEMENT