Talks on Tuesdays
Talks on Tuesdays are free, live webinars held from noon to 1pm EST on the first Tuesday of each month.These webinars focus on important topics that are relevant for EI practitioners and are chosen based on feedback from practitioners about what they need to know more about!
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September Talks on Tuesdays Webinar
Title: Family-Centered Care and the Substance Exposed Infant - Part I
Presenters: Sharlene Stowers and Kelly Walsh-Hill, PT
Date: September 4th, 2018
Time: Noon - 1:00 p.m. EST
Description: Babies born in Virginia that are substance exposed have placed a new demand on Newborn Nurseries, NICUs, Social Services and Early Intervention. The unique characteristic of the substance use and potential dependency in the pregnant mother requires a unique method of service delivery. Distrust, dishonesty, and denial are barriers that must be met with sensitivity, transparent communication, and parent empowerment. Post-natal service planning must start as soon as the mother and infant are identified to allow time for relationship building and the allocation of resources. Reassurance for the mother that she is valued is essential to her participation in the care of her baby during withdrawal and in accessing community supports and services after discharge. Substance exposed infants are more likely to have language impairments, poor memory, and are at risk for further disruptive behavioral disorders. Early Intervention can be a catalyst for change that supports better outcomes.
Tune in to the Sept-Oct. TOT to learn the facts, dispel the myths, and develop the skills you need to support family-centered care.
NOTE: You will automatically be registered for the October 2, 2018 Talks on Tuesdays webinar when registering for September.