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Pregnant & Parenting Families with SUD: Evidence-Based Treatment, Neonatal Opioid Withdrawal & Supporting the Infant-Parent Relationship

View the resources from the 2nd session of the 3-part series Embracing Pregnant & Parenting Families Challenged with Substance Use Disorder.

After the session, participants will be able to:

  • Describe evidence-based treatment for pregnant women with an opioid use disorder

  • Recognize the impact of parent involvement in the care of newborns experiencing Neonatal Opioid Withdrawal Syndrome

  • Develop skills and strategies to positively impact the parent-child relationship among parents with a substance use disorder

Presenter Information:

Sharon Hesseltine, BSW, is President and CEO of Intentional Development, providing consultation, facilitation and training to strengthen services for pregnant and parenting families who have substance use disorders, adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and trauma. For over 30 years Sharon has worked in Public Health and specialized in early childhood development, women’s health, substance use disorder and recovery.  


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