The Maryland Department of Human Services is committed to a workforce that is supported and equipped to meet the needs of substance exposed newborns and their families. This commitment includes enhancing staff knowledge about SENs, coordination of services, reducing stigma, and facilitating cross-system communication among agencies and community providers serving SEN and families impacted by substance use.
SEN and Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Events
The Impact of the Opioid Crisis: Research Study
The rates of opioid use in Baltimore City have been high for decades. Baltimore City currently ranks the highest in opioid overdose among all urban cities nationwide and fifth in the nation for opioid use by pregnant women. Consequently, the number of infants born with neonatal abstinence syndrome increased four-fold in the last 10 years. The research staff are trained community outreach workers who will administer a needs assessment survey either virtually via a video teleconference (e.g., WebEx or Zoom) or in person at substance use disorder program. The survey will ask the participant about their housing and community safety, stressful life events, adverse childhood experiences and trauma, stigma with opioid use, perceived needs, and use of available services.
The purpose of this study is to improve the quality of care for children aged five and younger who have a mother or female caregiver who is dealing with opioid use currently or in the past. The specific aims are to identify the needs of victims of the opioid crisis, to assess the use of resources and services available to meet these needs, and to ascertain any gaps in resources and services underpinning unmet needs.
SEN Training Calendar
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- Substance Use Disorder Webinars and Trainings
National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare (NCSACW) partners with organizations to provide webinars on a range of topics related to substance abuse and use. This link provides recordings of past webinars including handouts and slides.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) practitioner training portal offers links to free and at-a-cost tools, training, and technical assistance to practitioners in the fields of mental health and substance use disorders.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) webinar archive provides links to recordings of past webinars including handouts and slides from National Prevention Weeks.
Center of Excellence for Integrated Health Solutions (COE) free upcoming and past trainings on a range of topics that support organizations working to integrate primary and behavioral health care. Not all events relate to substance-use.
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) provides resources and links to external sources for trainings that offer Continuing Medical Education (CME) and Continuing Education (CE) activities.
Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation offers webinars on topics related to substance-use and abuse.
California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP) provides links to organizations that provide CE trainings.
McLean Hospital a Harvard Medical School Affiliate hosts an annual conference and two-day training for authorities in the addiction field. Topics include new, evidence-based treatments, the nuances of treating co-occurring disorders along with addiction, and special populations.
National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC) provides links to CE training, seminars, resources and education related to substance-use disorders.
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