Substance use disorder impacts infants, toddlers, young children, and their families across various systems of care. The COVID-19 pandemic has further stressed many who are navigating substance use within families, programs, and systems. Program leaders and staff can benefit from a collective space to process experiences and share strategies and resources related to substance use.
We invite you to join a Community of Practice with fellow infant and early childhood systems of care program and staff and experts from the field. Collectively, we will explore the ways in which substance use disorder affects the children and families we serve, as well as our programs and organizations. Together, we will discuss strategies and share resources designed to help programs address stigma, and inequities while building resiliency in context of substance use.
General Session Topics:
• Substance use disorder and stigma in infant and early childhood contexts – with Amy Hunter from Georgetown University and NCHBHS
• Innovative models of recovery that support the parent/infant relationship while promoting resilience- Kelli McDermott, former Project Coordinator of Project Promise, Institute for Health and Recovery
• Applying a trauma lens to substance use disorder in early childhood communities- With Marilyn Zimmerman, from National Native Children’s Trauma Center
• Putting it into action: making connecting, lessons learned, resources shared. Making small tests of change- with Julia Sayles from Georgetown University