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Parents Recovering from Opioid Use Disorders

Substance Use Disorder is a condition that affects every member of an individual’s family.  The same is true for recovery.  Recovery is a lifelong process, which also affects the members of a recovering individual’s family.  Understanding what is involved in living with an individual in recovery can help family members and care providers better prepare to assist with and support recovery and decrease the chance of relapse.

Parents Recovering from Opioid Use Disorders (PROUD) is an educational series, funded through a grant from the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, to educate those in the caring professions on support strategies that help families succeed.  As care providers, there is much to learn.

Whether it’s managing the withdrawal symptoms of an infant exposed to opioids before birth, understanding how prescribing practices influence misuse and recovery, or identifying different biases providers manifest in interactions with these families, this educational series has many strategies for helping families succeed and thrive.

The virtual education series includes eight one-hour live sessions, with access to recorded sessions open for a year, as well as several virtual conferences designed to meet the needs of professionals interacting with families who have members with a history of substance use disorder. Sessions are posted here and will include live virtual webinars and conferences as well as recorded (enduring) versions of the webinars for a year.

Continuing Education Credits are available for all live sessions and most recorded sessions.

 

Upcoming Session Topic
Session Date
Presenter(s)
Supporting, Not Reporting: Revisiting CAPTA and Plans of Safe Care through Provider Practice and Patient Empowerment October 26, 2021
12:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.

Kris Robles, LCSW, CT Department of Children and Families

Shelly Nolan, MS, LPC, CT Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services

Rebecca Petersen, LCSW, CT Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services

Siobhan Feliciano, MS, LPC, LADC, Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services

Chris Morosky, MD, MS, FACOG, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, UConn John Dempsey Hospital

Michele Harrison, MSW, LCSW, UConn Health

Implicit Bias: Awareness, Accountability, and Action

November 4, 2021
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m..

Troy Cicero, President, MulticultuReal® Communications
Implicit Bias: Awareness, Accountability, and Action January 19, 2022
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Troy Cicero, President, MulticultuReal® Communications
Implicit Bias: Awareness, Accountability, and Action February 16, 2022
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Troy Cicero, President, MulticultuReal® Communications

 

Previously Recorded Session Topic
Session Date
Presenter(s)

From Stigma to Empowerment: Supporting Women and Families Impacted by Trauma and Addiction

No Continuing Education Credit available for this recorded session.

April 12, 2021
 

Marilyn R. Sanders, MD, Attending Neonatologist, Connecticut Children's, Professor of Pediatrics, UConn School of Medicine

Lauren Doninger, Ed.D., LPC, LADC, Professor of Psychology and Drug and Alcohol Recovery Counseling, Gateway Community College

Bonnie McRee, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences, UConn Health

Post-Hospital Care for the Infant with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

April 20, 2021
 

Matt Grossman, MD, Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital

Perspectives from Persons in Recovery:  Navigating Away from Stigma for Opioid Use Disorder

April 28, 2021

Rebecca Allen, MPH, Director Recovery Services, CT Community for Addiction Recovery

Kevin Shuler, Emergency Department Recovery Coach

Mindy Richardson, Emergency Department Recovery Coach

Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder in Pregnancy May 6, 2021
 

Audrey Merriam, MD, Attending Physician and Assistant Professor, Department of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Yale School of Medicine, Associate Residency Program Director, Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program

Ariadna Foray, MD,  Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine, Consultation-Liaison Psychiatrist, Yale New Haven Hospital, Interim Chief, Psychological Medicine Section

Substance Misuse Prevention and Responsible Opioid Prescribing—the Role of the Dentist
 
June 2, 2021
 
Elias Mikael Chatah, DMD, PharmB, MS, Assistant Clinical Professor of Dental Medicine, UConn Health, School of Dental Medicine
Fostering Success: Family-Centered Care and Communication June 10, 2021
 
Robin Naglieri, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Connecticut Children’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Implicit Bias: Awareness, Accountability, and Action

This session was not recorded.
June 17, 2021
 
Troy Cicero, President, MulticultuReal® Communications
Pharmacokinetics in Opioid Use Disorder and Breastfeeding June 24, 2021 Sarah N. Taylor, MD, MSCR, Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics (Neonatology), Yale School of Medicine
Opioid Use in Greater Hartford: Using the Data to Get the Big Picture July 14, 2021 Mark Abraham, Executive Director, DataHaven
Implicit Bias: Awareness, Accountability, and Action

This session was not recorded.
July 20, 2021 Troy Cicero, President, MulticultuReal® Communications
Moving Upstream: Understanding SUD Through the Lens of Social and Health Equity July 22, 2021 Rishi Manchanda, MD, MPH, CEO of Health Begins
Implicit Bias: Awareness, Accountability, and Action

This session was not recorded.
Thursday, July 29, 2021 Troy Cicero, President, MulticultuReal® Communications
Implicit Bias: Awareness, Accountability, and Action

This session was not recorded.
Thursday, July 29, 2021 Troy Cicero, President, MulticultuReal® Communications
Implicit Bias: Awareness, Accountability, and Action

This session was not recorded.
Wednesday, August 4, 2021
 
Troy Cicero, President, MulticultuReal® Communications

Implicit Bias: Awareness, Accountability, and Action

This session was not recorded.

September 14, 2021
 
Troy Cicero, President, MulticultuReal® Communications

Implicit Bias: Awareness, Accountability, and Action

This session was not recorded.

October 6, 2021 Troy Cicero, President, MulticultuReal® Communications
Substance Misuse Prevention and Responsible Opioid Prescribing—the Role of the Dentist: Part Two October 19, 2021 Elias Mikael Chatah, DMD, PharmB, MS, Assistant Clinical Professor of Dental Medicine, UConn Health, School of Dental Medicine

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