Project SCOPE is a national training initiative intended to build 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) or neonatal opiate withdrawal syndrome (NOWS), or who are suspected of being impacted by opioid use and related trauma exposure.

The WVU Center for Excellence in Disabilities (CED) has received funding to implement this national training initiative using the Project ECHOTM virtual professional development model. Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) is a collaborative model of education and care management that empowers clinicians to implement best practices wherever they live. The ECHO model™ increases access to rural and underserved areas by providing knowledge and support.

Project SCOPE uses a model where interdisciplinary team members from education, medical and community settings collaborate to provide didactic and case presentations to provide an opportunity to problem solve with peers across the state.

WV Project SCOPE ECHO Series

January 19 - September 13, 2021
Participants can attend one, several or all sessions.
All sessions will be held from 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Target Audiences: Physicians, Nurses, Social Workers, Physical/Occupational Therapists, Speech Therapist, Psychologist, Home Visitors/Early Childhood (STARS), Students, or Families

Continuing Education Credits Offered: Physician, Nursing, Social Work, and STARS

Register for Upcoming Sessions

Contact Info: Email Sue Workman at

WV Project SCOPE ECHO Series- What to Expect

Session Framework

Introduction: 5-10 minutes

Didactic training/professional development: 30 minutes Case presentations: 30 minutes

  • Student/Patient goal
  • Consideration of interventions/treatments
  • Assessing needs
  • Clarification/suggestions
  • Implementation/intervention strategies
  • Evaluation of impact
  • Next steps and follow-up

Resources, community supports: 5-10 minutes

WV Project SCOPE Hub Members

Lesley Cottrell, PhD, Conrae Lucas- Adkins, PSY.D, Cathy Coontz- Griffith, Director TRN, Laura Lander, MSW, LICSW, AAADC, Amanda Newhouse, LICSW, PCIT Level-I Trainer, IMH-E, Cody Smith, MD, Autumn Kiefer, MD, Alleda Taylor, LSW, Tracie Murphy, LSW, Judy Romano, MD, Jackie Newson, Director WVHVP, Tahnee Bryant, MA, Cheryl McNeil, PhD, Robin Han, MSEd, Erinn Victory, BA, Marianna Linz, PhD, Mary Beth Mandich, PhD, PT, Cassie Miller, MS, CCC-SLP, Maggie Jaynes, MD, Amy Burt, MOT, OTR/L, EdD, Susan Harrison, MSW, MPA, LGSW, Alice Hamilton, LSW, Amanda Spencer, LSW, Jill Cochran, PhD, APRN, C-FNP, C Sue Workman, BS, CCRP, Melina Danko, MSJ


Archived videos and other presentation materials will be posted within a few days after each session. Please note that continuing education credits are only available to those who participate in the live sessions.

Session Eleven Materials and Resources

Previous sessions

Project SCOPE is a partnership with the Nisonger Center at The Ohio State University and the University of Cincinnati Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities. The West Virginia Project SCOPE is a partnership with the School of Medicine and Center for Excellence in Disabilities at West Virginia University