Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (FAS/NAS)

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.

Educational Objectives

After completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify risk factors and clinical signs and symptoms of NAS & FAS.
  • Identify systems of care needed for effective coordination of services for parents/caregivers and their children.
  • Review effectiveness of methods associated with screening, assessment, and interventions.
  • Identify potential barriers to success, and strategies to address them.
  • Consider staff development needs.
  • Define Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS); and explain symptoms, occurrence, identification, statistics (state specific and nationwide), treatment, and potential long-term effects.
  • Explain the crucial role a family plays in the well-being of each infant; give examples of behavioral health services provided by Lily’s Place; and explain best practices for family support.
  • Provide an overview of the Lily’s Place model: Include information regarding contracts with managed care companies (billable income), and development efforts (fundraising).

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.

Cost

$25

Presenter

Dr. Susan Buttross and Dr. Lauren Tucker of Mississippi, and Rebecca Crowder, MA, Executive Director and Rhonda Edmunds, RN of Lily’s Place

Location

MSPHI

Date

Jul. 13, 2020

Time

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Cost

$25

Presenter

Dr. Susan Buttross and Dr. Lauren Tucker of Mississippi, and Rebecca Crowder, MA, Executive Director and Rhonda Edmunds, RN of Lily’s Place

Location

MSPHI