Supportive Care for Perinatal Substance Use
Throughout this webinar, Dr. Baston, MD, MSc Medical Director of Addiction Medicine at Cooper University Hospital and Assistant Professor at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, and Kim Nabarro, Parent Leader, and Makua Ally, will delve into the stigma and marginalization associated with addiction in pregnancy, and how both patients and medical professionals suffer from the lack of addiction medicine training in healthcare. This presentation will explore advances in the science and the neurobiology of Medication for Addiction Treatment (MAT) that will strengthen the work among practitioners, community providers, and court-related participants in the exploration of approaches that support families involving pregnant people with opioid and other substance use disorders as well as children exposed prenatally. As a parent leader with lived experience navigating the child welfare system and a current Makua Ally working alongside pregnant and parenting individuals who are battling perinatal substance use disorder, Kim will bring an additional lens that will deepen the learning in this session
- Participants will review the history of addiction treatment structure in our country and how it should be adapted to incorporate evidence-based approaches.
- Participants will learn about the importance of understanding appropriate screening tools and techniques for identifying substance use in pregnancy.
- Participants will learn about the components of family-centered care that can improve outcomes for infants and families in a more holistic and healing.