Substance Exposed Newborn Brochure:
Designed to be a resource for parents, caregivers, community providers, and stakeholders. This brochure serves to educate pregnant and postpartum mothers along with professionals working with newborns and their caregivers about Maryland’s child welfare SEN Risk of Harm Assessment.
Health Care Providers’ Substance Exposed Newborn Referral Guide:
A resource for health care professionals working with newborns and their caregivers. The guide provides a visual representation of the sequence of steps and decisions needed to determine whether a HCP should make a SEN notification to the LDSS. The guide includes the updates to the law made in 2018, altering the report requirements.
Substance Exposed Newborn Toolkit:
The purpose of the toolkit is to educate the public, including community service providers, local agencies, and health professionals, as to best practices for supporting substance exposed newborns and families impacted by substance use. This toolkit provides information and concrete suggestions that can support decision making and the creation of a POSC as well as the, development of local tools, practices, and procedures to support the overall well-being of pregnant women with substance use disorders, SENs and their families as agencies and providers implement Family Law Article, §5-704.2.
The National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare
The National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare (NCSACW) is an initiative of the Department of Health and Human Services, jointly funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA), and the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Children’s Bureau. Children and Family Futures has been the contractor for the NCSACW since its inception in 2002.
NCSACW is a national resource center that provides information, expert consultation, training and technical assistance to child welfare, dependency court and substance abuse treatment professionals. Its mission is to improve family recovery, safety and stability by advancing practices and collaboration among agencies, organizations and courts working with families affected by substance use and co-occurring mental health disorders and child abuse or neglect.
NCSACW provides training and technical assistance (TTA) to Tribal, national, state, and local agencies and individuals on developing the cross-system partnerships and practice changes that are needed to address the issues of substance use disorders among families in the child welfare system. NCSACW also provides ongoing TTA to grantees and sites though Regional Partnership Grants and the In-Depth Technical Assistance (IDTA) Initiative.
For more information about the NCSACW visit: www.ncsacw.samhsa.gov