Community of Practice Archives

  • How to Support Families Remotely During COVID-19

    The purpose of this CoP will be to:

    • Provide an overview of current COVID-19 restrictions/guidelines in WV
    • Discuss recommendations within particular settings (outpatient, inpatient hospital settings, home visiting, general communities for families)
    • Discuss common challenges
    • Identify potential solutions to challenges to service provision
    • Identify places to find resources as COVID-19 continues to restrict ways to provide services
    • Establish a comprehensive list of resources as a team across provider group
    Read How to Support Families Remotely During COVID-19 Summary Sheet (PDF)
    a snapshot of the COVID-19 PDF
  • Self-Care
    Resiliency When Serving Clients with Substance Use

    By the end of the session, you will be able to:

    • Identify, discuss and practice ways to be resilient when working with Moms and Babies with NAS;
    • Share, discuss and apply shared experiences regarding work with Moms and Babies with NAS and what approaches have been successful for establishing resiliency in the literature and within our team;
    • Compare and contrast Peer Recovery Coach and Recovery Coach models
    Download Resiliency (PPT)
    a snapshot of the Communities of Practice Resiliency (PPT)
  • Self-Care
    Secondary Trauma When Serving Clients with Substance Use

    By the end of the session, you will be able to:

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    a snapshot of the Communities of Practice Resiliency (PPT)
  • Stigma When Serving Clients with Substance Use
    Creating a movement to end addiction stigma

    Presenter: Harm Reduction Coalition

    Learning Objectives

    • Provide a foundational understanding of harm reduction
    • Discuss ways that we internalize and perpetuate stigma towards pregnant people who use drugs
    • Share suggestions to enhance the ability of doulas and other support people to serve people who use drugs
    Download Pregnancy, Substance Use and Stigma (PPT)
    a snapshot of the Stigma (PPT)
  • Stigma When Serving Clients with Substance Use
    Harm Reduction, Stigma and Pregnant People who Use Drugs – A two-part series
    Part One

    Presenter: Shatterproof National Stigma Initiative

    Learning Objectives

    • Define stigma in relation to Moms and Babies with NAS;
    • Share, discuss, and apply shared experiences regarding work with Moms and Babies with NAS and what approaches have been successful for dealing with stigma in the literature and within our team; and
    • Identify, discuss, and practice ways to deal with stigma when working with Moms and Babies with NAS
    Download Creating a Movement to End Addiction Stigma (PPT)
    a snapshot of the Creating a movement to End Addiction Stigma (PPT)
  • Stigma When Serving Clients with Substance Use
    Harm Reduction, Stigma and Pregnant People who Use Drugs – A two-part series
    Part Two

    Presenter: Shatterproof National Stigma Initiative

    Learning Objectives

    • Define stigma in relation to Moms and Babies with NAS;
    • Share, discuss, and apply shared experiences regarding work with Moms and Babies with NAS and what approaches have been successful for dealing with stigma in the literature and within our team; and
    • Identify, discuss, and practice ways to deal with stigma when working with Moms and Babies with NAS
    Download Stigma (PPT)
    a snapshot of the Stigma (PPT)
  • Stigma When Serving Clients with Substance Use

    This summary sheet compiles Creating a movement to end addiction stigma and Harm Reduction, Stigma and Pregnant People who Use Drug Part 1 and 2 from the three-part series on Stigma and can be used as a shareable resource to help combat stigma.

    Download Stigma When Serving Clients with Substance Use Summary Sheet (PDF)
    a snapshot of the Stigma Summary Sheet
  • Adaptive Process to Meet High Risk Families' Needs
    HRSA and HVImpACT support around opioids and NAS

    Presenter: Neal M.Horen, PhD Georgetown University

    Learning Objectives:

    • Learn current terms and phrases
    • Review opioid epidemic statistics
    • Explore resource from HVImpACT
    • Discussion
    Download Adaptive Process to Meet High Risk Families' Needs (PPT)
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  • Adaptive Process to Meet High Risk Families' Needs
    Person-Centered Care for Pregnant & Parenting Individuals with Substance Use Disorder

    Presenters: M. Terplan, MD, MPH, FACOG, DFASAM; R. Schwartz, LCSW; C. Chu, MD, MSc

    National Clinician Consultation Center (NCCC), Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital (ZSFGH)

    • Information on best practices for providing person-centered care for pregnant and parenting individuals with substance use disorder, including during the postpartum period.
    • Information on Team Lily, a multi-professional program for pregnant/parenting people who experience significant barriers to accessing clinic-based prenatal care.
    • Learn how the national Substance Use Warmline can offer support to clinicians regarding the evaluation and management of perinatal substance use disorder, including addressing questions on MOUD
    Download Person-Centered Care for Pregnant & Parenting Individuals with Substance Use Disorder (PPT)
    a snapshot of the Adaptive Process to Meet High Risk Families' Needs (PPT)
  • Adaptive Process to Meet High Risk Families' Needs
    The Impact of Trauma in Pregnancy and Early Childhood

    Presenter: Amanda Newhouse, LICSW, PCIT Level- I Trainer, IMH-E® Assistant Professor WVU Medicine, Department of Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry

    Learning Objectives

    • Understand substance use disorder in the family.
    • Understand the impact of SUD on the developing brain.
    • Identify the impact of early exposure to stressful situations.
    • How to build resiliency in a family.
    Download the Impact of Trauma in Pregnancy and Early Childhood (PPT)
    a snapshot of the THE IMPACT OF TRAUMA IN PREGNANCY AND EARLY CHILDHOOD
  • Adaptive Process to Meet High Risk Families' Needs

    This summary sheet compiles HRSA and HVIMPACT Support Around Opioids and NAS, Person-Centered Care for Pregnant & Parenting Individuals with Substance Use Disorder, and The Impact of Trauma in Pregnancy and Early Childhood and can be used as a shareable resource on Adaptive Process to Meet High Risk Families’ Needs.

    Download Adaptive Process To Meet High Risk Families’ Needs Summary Sheet (PDF)
    a snapshot of the Adaptive Process To Meet High Risk Families’ Needs Summary Sheet (PDF)
  • Non-Traditional Families
    Meeting Kinship Families Where They Are

    Presenters: Lydia Cooper & Jay Kadash

    Learning Objectives:

    • Describe how the family hierarchy impacts relationships in kinship care.
    • Recognize how family loyalties influence conversations in kinship care.
    • Identify strategies for inclusive family engagement in kinship care.
    Download A Second Chance Kinship Care (PPT)
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  • Non-Traditional Families
    WVSU Healthy Grandfamilies Program

    Presenters: Bonita Dunn & Kerri Steele

    Learning Objectives

    • Identify state and national statistics on grandparents raising grandchildren, the impact of the phenomenon on the family, and the relationship between this family type and the opioid epidemic.
    • Define the WVSU Healthy Grandfamilies programs and services.
    • Examine the resources available for grandfamilies.
    Download Non-Traditional Families – WVSU Healthy Grandfamilies Program (PPT)

    Statewide FLIER WVSUHGP County Coordinators

    a snapshot of the WVSU HGF IMPACT 2021 (PPT)
  • Non-Traditional Families
    ReACT Clinic

    Presenters: Nevine Estaphan & Bridget Bailey

    Learning Objectives

    • The mission of and services available at the ReAct clinic
    • Psychoeducation regarding complex trauma and its effects on youth and families
    • Evidence-based treatments available for youth and families with complex trauma
    Download ReACT Clinic: Resilience After Complex Trauma (PPT)
    a snapshot of the ReACT Clinic: Resilience After Complex Trauma PPT
  • Non-Traditional Families

    This summary sheet compiles presentations from Meeting Kinship Families Where They Are, WVSU Healthy Grandfamilies Program and the WVU ReACT Clinic–a three-part series on Non-Traditional Families and can be used as a shareable resource.

    Download Non-Traditional Families Summary Sheet (PDF)
    a snapshot of the Community of Practice Non-Traditional Families
  • Mindfulness Based Parenting Intervention for Women in Treatment for Substance Use Disorder

    Presenters: Dr. Meghan Gannon & Dr. Diane Abatemarco

    Learning Objectives

    • Identify maternal-child health disparities in a population of women in substance use treatment
    • Experience a Mindfulness-Based Parenting contemplative practice
    • Discuss how a trauma-informed Mindfulness-Based Parenting intervention addresses identified maternal-child dyad disparities
    Watch the MATER March CoP on YouTube
    • Maternal Addiction Treatment, Education and Research (MATER)
    • Additional Research Studies at Jefferson University
      • Determinants of Breastfeeding Intention, Initiation and Continuation among Women Receiving Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid-Use Disorder
      • Doula Care Services for Pregnant and Parenting Women in Drug Treatment
      • Group Well Child Care Intervention for Infants of Mothers in Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder
      • Supporting Women and Children in Substance Use Recovery – A Family Unity Approach (SWC-FamU)
      • Supporting Engagement and Recovery in Families Affected by Stimulant Use (SUPER)
    a snapshot of the Watch Introduction to the Opioid Crisis and Social Determinants video
  • Community Resources West Virginia

    Presenter: Carol Murphy

    Learning Objectives

    • Participants will understand the variety of needs that clients may ask their case manager/patient navigator to address.
    • Participants will understand how their work affects the entire community/state.
    • Participants will become familiar with the types of community resources available in WV.
    Download Community Resources West Virginia (PPT)
    a snapshot of the Community Resources  West Virginia presentation
  • Engaging At-Risk Fathers

    Presenters: Dr. Sandra McGinnis and Joe Paté

    Learning Objectives

    • Identify effective practices to promote father involvement in home visiting
    • Identify benefits associated with the engagement of fathers
    Download Engaging At-Risk Fathers (PPT)
    a snapshot of the Community Resources  West Virginia presentation
  • Serving Children with Disabilities and their Families

    Presenters: Lesley Cottrell

    Learning Objectives

    • Define and discuss the prevalence of disability nationally and in WV
    • Describe historical approaches to disability services across the lifespan
    • Review common service needs and remaining gaps
    • Describe how rural living and social determinants may influence disability services.
    Download Serving Children with Disabilities and their Families PPT
    Serving Children or Parents with Disabilities
  • Families Strong

    Presenters: Dawn Brown

    Learning Objectives

    • Understand the need for Families Strong.
    • Understand the Families Strong program.
    • Understand how to register or help others to register for Families Strong.
    Download Families Strong West Virginia Informational for Partners PDF
    Families Strong
  • Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome​ Impacts on Development and Learning

    Presenters: Cindy Chamberlin MSPT

    Learning Objectives

    • Know the difference between NAS and Substance Exposure and what it means for the child/family
    • Understand the importance of empowerment and education with families raising children with NAS and substance exposure
    • Understand the impact of positive bonding, typical development, a structured stable environment, and how to help a family thrive not just survive
    • Understand the importance of developing the sensory systems (proprioception, vestibular, and tactile) and how they impact learning
    Download the NAS Impacts on Development and Learning PPT

    *Disclaimer - The PPT cannot be used outside of personal use or altered without permission from the presenter.

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  • Domestic and Family Violence

    Presented by: Danielle Davidov, PhD

    Learning Objectives

    • Explain the difference between domestic violence and intimate partner violence
    • Discuss the association between intimate partner violence and depression
    • Describe how intimate partner violence can impact prenatal and postpartum care
    • List 3 positive impacts of home visitation programs for children and families
    • Describe the current research on how home visitation programs are addressing intimate partner violence
    Watch the Domestic and Family Violence Video

    *Disclaimer - The PDF cannot be used outside of personal use or altered without permission from the presenter.

    1st slide of Domestic and Family Violence presentation
  • BARRIERS TO TREATMENT FOR WOMEN WITH SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER

    This summary sheet compiles information from a CoP presentation by Karen Allen, PhD, RN, FAAN, Dean and Professor of Nursing, College of Nursing and Health Professionals at Valparaiso University and author of the Allen Barriers to Treatment Instrument (ABTI). The summary sheet can be used as a shareable resource.

    Download Barriers to Treatment for Women with SUD Summary Sheet (PDF)
    1st slide of Domestic and Family Violence presentation
  • CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT 101

    Susan Harrison, MSW, MPA, LGSW, Executive Director CASA for Children Inc.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Review Mandated Reporting Laws
    • Understand how a case enters the Child Protective Services System
    • Learn how a case moves through the civil court abuse and neglect process
    • Be able to list who is involved in child welfare cases and what their role is
    Download Child Abuse and Neglect 101 (PDF)
    1st slide of Child Abuse and Neglect 101
  • PERINATAL MOOD DISORDERS

    Presenter: Kate Shanks, LISW-S, CLC

    By the end of the session, you will be able to:

    • Define Infant Mental Health
    • Gain a basic understanding of Perinatal Mood Disorders (PMD) and the impact on child and caregiver
    • Identify how PMD may present in homes, visits and elsewhere
    • Identify referrals and resources for PMD
    Download Perinatal Mood Disorder (PPT)
    Perinatal Mood Disorders
  • Navigating the IEP Process

    Presenter: Cara Price, Region 1 Parent Engagement Specialist

    • Understand key elements of an IEP
    • Discuss the IEP Process
    • Identify how an IEP is utilized
    Download IEP Process (PPT)
    snapshot of Navigating the IEP Process presentation
  • Positive Behavior Support

    Presenter: Anastasia Riley, MBA, Program Manager PBS

    Learning Objectives:

    • Understand key elements of positive Behavior Support
    • Discuss for to proactively set up an environment for success
    • Demonstrate person centered approaches to increase quality of life
    • Identify a Functionally Equivalent Replacement Behavior
    Download PBS IMPACT (PPT)
    snapshot of Navigating the IMPACT PBS presentation
  • Maternal Mental Health

    This summary sheet compiles information from a CoP presentation by Michelle Comer, LICSW, PMH-C, IMH-E® who has worked with Mountain State Healthy Families, and is the state coordinator for Postpartum Support International, and has been instrumental in building the West Virginia Maternal Mental Health Coalition. The summary sheet can be used as a shareable resource.

    Download Maternal Mental Health Summary Sheet (PDF)
    snapshot of Maternal Mental Health Summary Sheet
  • Mental Health Services for Children

    This summary sheet compiles information from a CoP presentation by Mir Ali, PhD a Health Economist for the USDHHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) Specialist in behavioral health economics, and Kristina West, M.S., LL.M a Policy Analyst for the USDHHS Office of the assistant secretary for planning and evaluation. The summary sheet can be used as a shareable resource.

    Download Mental Health Services for Children Summary Sheet (PDF)
    snapshot of Mental Health Services for Children