Substance use and alcohol abuse during pregnancy are significant public health concerns. Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) is a withdrawal syndrome that infants exposed to opioids may experience in the first few days of life. For most infants with NAS, exposure to opioids occurs during pregnancy while they are fetuses. Similarly, Prenatal Alcohol Exposure (PAE) is the most common preventable cause of intellectual and developmental delay and disabilities in the United States. Fetal Alcohol Apectrum Disorders (FASDs) is a term used to describe preventable birth defects and intellectual/developmental disabilities resulting from PAE. This course offers a general overview of NAS assessment, management, and treatment considerations, as well as a brief overview of FASD.
Lily’s Place’s executive team aims to train professionals and practitioners on the occurrence, symptoms, and complexities of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS). In addition to medical and therapeutic information regarding infants with NAS, Lily’s Place will detail the role of behavioral health support and services for families and caregivers. Lily’s Place is currently piloting a program for the state of West Virginia which allows mothers to room in with their infant while at Lily’s Place – the findings and expected outcomes of this program will be expanded upon during training presentations.
After completing this course, participants will be able to:
Available Continuing Education: 5.5 hours
CHES – Certified Heath Education Specialist
CPH – Certified Public Health
DMH – Addiction Therapist
DMH – Licensed Administrator
DMH – Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Therapist
DMH – Mental Health Therapist
DMH – Community Support Specialist
MAAP – Mississippi Association of Addiction Professionals
NBCC – National Board of Certified Counselors
SW – Social Work
CE’s for Certified Rehabilitation Counselors (CRC), Nursing, Psychologists, and Educators have been applied for.
Dr. Susan Buttross and Dr. Lauren Tucker of Mississippi, and Rebecca Crowder, MA, Executive Director and Rhonda Edmunds, RN of Lily’s Place