WV PROJECT SCOPE ECHO SERIES- Session 3: Neurodevelopment Focusing on Outcomes

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Project SCOPE is a training initiative intended to identify and train practitioners in current and emerging knowledge and evidence-based promising practices in screening, monitoring, and care for children diagnosed with neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) or neonatal opiate withdrawal syndrome (NOWS), or who are suspected of being impacted by opioid use and related trauma exposure.

Project SCOPE uses a cohort model where interdisciplinary team members from education, medical and community settings collaborate to provide didactic and case presentations to have an opportunity to problem-solve with peers across the state. A cohort community allows participants to network, develop relationships and learn from others who are serving similar populations.

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the role of early childhood professionals in monitoring child’s neurodevelopment
  • Discuss developmental milestones and red flags in neurodevelopment for children experiencing NAS or similar exposures
  • Identify resources and referral sources as well as potential barriers from identification to referral for children with NAS or similar exposures
  • Discuss longer-term developmental outcomes for children with NAS (based on what is currently known in the literature) and identify one strategy to support these children in their development
  • Learn the principles for effective interventions and strategies on how to best implement those principles

Participants can attend one, several or all sessions.
All sessions will be held from 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Target Audiences: Physicians, Nurses, Social Workers, Physical/Occupational Therapists, Speech Therapist, Psychologist, Home Visitors/Early Childhood (STARS), Students, Families, CPS, Judicial, Addiction & Prevention Professionals.

Continuing Education Credits Offered: Physician, Nursing, Social Work, STARS, PT, OT and WVAPP.

Contact Info: Email Sue Workman at charlotte.workman@hsc.wvu.edu

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