Substance Exposed Infants: A Report on Progress in Practice and Policy Development in States Participating in A Program of In-Depth Technical Assistance, September 2014 to September 2016

The National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare (NCSACW) is pleased to announce the availability of Substance Exposed Infants: A Report on Progress in Practice and Policy Development in States Participating in A Program of In-Depth Technical Assistance, September 2014 to September 2016.

This Executive Summary highlights the lessons, challenges and barriers, state strategies, and progress made to strengthen collaboration and linkages among multiple systems and stakeholders to improve outcomes for infants with prenatal substance exposure, their caregivers, and families from the five participating states: Connecticut, Kentucky, Minnesota (with a focus on tribal communities), New Jersey, and Virginia.

The NCSACW’s Substance Exposed Infants In-Depth Technical Assistance (SEI-IDTA) initiative, funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) and the Administration on Children, Youth and Families (ACYF), Children’s Bureau’s Office on Child Abuse and Neglect (OCAN), is designed to help states respond to growing concerns about opioid use during pregnancy, the increasing number of infants with prenatal substance exposure, and the lack of coordinated and ongoing services needed to support infants, families, and caregivers during the critical postpartum and infancy period.

For questions about this resource or to request technical assistance, please contact the NCSACW at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 1-866-493-2758.

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