Kentucky’s Comprehensive System of Care Model for Pregnant and Parenting Women with SUD
Date & Time
Tuesday, April 3, 2018, 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
Moderator: Carla S. Saunders, DNP, APRN, NNP-BC, Advance Practice Coordinator, Pediatrix Medical Group, Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, East Tennessee Children’s Hospital, and Member, National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit Advisory Board
CE Certified By: AMA,ANCC,APA,NAADAC,NASW,NBCC
Over the past three years Kentucky has been working to develop a new system of care that is evidence-based, comprehensive, integrated, and includes community coordinated service delivery elements for pregnant and parenting women diagnosed with substance use disorder (SUD). The purpose of this project is to expand treatment services and increase capacity for evidence-based treatment including medication assisted treatment (MAT) and other recovery support services to pregnant and postpartum women with SUD for up to 2 years after the birth of the child. Elements of the project address many factors from early identification and screening to specialized services for pregnant women to promoting community partnerships and more. Expected outcomes include:
- Increased access to MAT, wrap around services and treatment supports
- Increased number of individuals receiving comprehensive, integrated, community coordinated care
- Reduction in adverse childhood experiences (ACE) and intergenerational substance abuse patterns
- Decreased illicit drug use among target population at 6 months’ follow-up
- Formation of a comprehensive and sustainable system of care that can be replicated.
The session will present the process and components of Kentucky’s Comprehensive System of Care Model for Pregnant and Parenting Women with Substance Use Disorder.
UPON COMPLETION OF THIS COURSE, PARTICIPANTS WILL BE ABLE TO:
- Identify the components of a comprehensive system of care for pregnant and parenting women.
- Identify the components of a Plan of Safe Care.
- Identify the importance of promoting community partnerships for this population.