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. Learn More.

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 for a second cohort.

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.

Participants are encouraged to attend each session to build relationships within the cohort with peers but can attend one, several or all sessions. Target Audiences: Physicians, Nurses, Social Workers, Physical/Occupational Therapists, Speech Therapists, Psychologists, Teachers, Home Visitors/Early Childhood (STARS), Addiction & Prevention Professionals, CPS workers, Judicial Workers, Students, or Families.

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

Learning Topics

  • Session 1: Addiction, Stigma and Treatment
    Monday, August 8th, 8:00 am - 10:00 am
  • Session 2: Peer Support
    Tuesday, August 9th, 9:00 am - 10:30 am
  • Networking Session: Get to know others working in the field!
    Tuesday, August 9th, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  • Session 3: Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
    Tuesday, August 9th, 2:45 pm - 4:15 pm
  • Session 4: Neurodevelopment
    Wednesday, August 10th, 11:15 am - 12:45 pm
  • Session 5: Traumatic Stress
    Wednesday, August 10th, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  • Session 6: Adverse Childhood Experiences
    Wednesday, August 10th, 2:45 pm - 4:15 pm

WV Project SCOPE Hub Members

Lesley Cottrell, PhD, Conrae Lucas- Adkins, PSY.D, Laura Lander, MSW, LICSW, AAADC, Amanda Newhouse, LICSW, PCIT Level-I Trainer, IMH-E, Cody Smith, MD, Jackie Newson, Director WVHVP, Tahnee Bryant, MA, Cheryl McNeil, PhD, 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, Sue Workman, BS, CCRP, Melina Danko, MSJ, Holly Sroka, RN, and Poornima Murthy, MD


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.

Cohort 2 - Session 6

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