Project SCOPE: Supporting Children of the Opioid Epidemic, is a national training initiative intended to build nationwide, interdisciplinary 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), Neonatal Opioid Withdrawal Syndrome (NOWS), or who are suspected of being impacted by opioid use, trauma, or related exposure.
Fridays, September 17 to November 12, 2021 (*excluding October 1)
8:30 - 10:00 AM (Mountain Time)
|Sept 17, 2021||Intro to the Opioid Crisis/Social Determinants of Health|
|Sept 24, 2021||Trauma, Addiction, Health, and Treatment|
|Oct 8, 2021||Self-Reflective Practice and Having Difficult Conversations|
|Oct 15, 2021||Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome, Monitoring Child Dev|
|Oct 22, 2021||Emotions and Behaviors of Trauma-Exposed Children|
|Oct 29, 2021||Trauma, Substance Exposure, and Language Development|
|Nov 5, 2021||Trauma, Substance Exposure, and Sensory Concerns|
|Nov 12, 2021||Resiliency, Linking Services, and Wrap Up|
Lorraine F. Kubicek, PhD, IMH-E (R) Project Director, JFK Partners, CU-AMC
Abigail Angulo, MD, MPH, Developmental Pediatrics, CHCO/CU-AMC
Melissa Argenti, MS OTR/L, JFK Partners, CU-AMC
Anne Auld, Director of Education, Illuminate Colorado
Renee Charlifue-Smith, MA, CCC-SLP, JFK Partners, CU-AMC
The initial pilot of Project SCOPE was developed in 2018 by the Wyoming Institute for Disabilities, in partnership with the Nisonger Center at The Ohio State University and the University of Cincinnati Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities. Training is focused on the impact of childhood trauma, medication-assisted treatment for addiction, developmental outcomes, family supports, and service coordination. Training participants included special educators, early interventionists, social workers, physicians, psychologists, nurses, administrators, foster parents, and recovering mothers.
The Nisonger Center and the University of Cincinnati UCEDD have provided the curriculum that includes current research on brain development, developmental outcomes of prenatal exposure to opioids and other substances, trauma-informed care, provider secondary trauma stress, and strategies to support caregivers. The Wyoming Institute for Disabilities has developed an ECHO model network to implement this curriculum.
This Office of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities project also reflects an exciting collaboration between federal agencies, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Programs National Training Initiative, Health Resources and Services Administration, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, and the U.S. Department of Education. (2020-2022)