Project SCOPE

What is Project SCOPE?

  • SCOPE: Supporting Children of the Opioid Epidemic
  • A national three-year ECHO training initiative that focuses on training interdisciplinary teams about Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) and Neonatal Opioid Withdrawal Syndrome (NOWS)

We will implement our first ECHO SCOPE cohort in 2021:

  • Early Childhood providers will be educated on Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome through a distance learning platform called ECHO
  • 10-12 sessions will be facilitated over a 6 month period
  • The curriculum covers NAS/NOWS, trauma, child development, interventions, and behavioral issues

The focus of this project is to educate early childhood practitioners to better support children of the opioid epidemic. The training is a distance-based professional learning and development program that will include information on the following topics:

  1. The current status of the opiate epidemic
  2. Basic brain development related to the biology of addiction
  3. Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS)/ Neonatal Opioid Withdrawal Syndrome (NOWS) and other developmental outcomes of prenatal exposures
  4. Trauma-informed care, including strategies to work with children in the classroom
  5. Information on practices to implement when concerns arise with a child’s development
  6. The impact of this work on the care provider/secondary traumatic stress and strategies to support caregivers

For more information, contact Molly Tucker