ECHO Didactics

During each PPW Project ECHO clinic, a 15-minute didactic is presented on a topic relating to the behavioral health of pregnant/postpartum women and their families. Recordings are available for on-demand viewing below.

  • Family-Centered Treatment: Services for Older Children (6-18) (Accompanying Slides)
    August 15, 2017
    Kathryn Icenhower, PhD, from SHIELDS for Families in Los Angeles, California delivered a didactic presentation focused on the importance of engaging children into a mother’s treatment. Engaging children of all ages is an important aspect of providing family-centered care. This presentation provided some examples of programming for children between the ages of 6-18 years and resources to learn more about the specific needs of this population.
  • FASD in the Context of Women's Treatment Planning (Accompanying Slides)
    August 1, 2017
    Georgiana Wilton, PhD, from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health delivered a didactic presentation focused on fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD), which is a group of conditions that can occur in an individual whose mother drank alcohol during pregnancy. The presentation reviewed the data on alcohol use during pregnancy, screening for FASD, and tips to support families impacted by FASD.
  • Medication for the Treatment of Addiction (Accompanying Slides)
    July 18, 2017
    Karol Kaltenbach, PhD, delivered a didactic presentation focused on medication for the treatment of addiction (MAT) in pregnant women. The presentation discussed why the consideration of this medication was important for this population, and addressed some common myths with background information and scientific research on some of the commonly used medications.
  • Attachment-Based Parenting (Accompanying Slides)
    June 20, 2017
    In this didactic presentation, Hendree Jones, PhD, from UNC Horizons discusses ways attachment-based parenting can improve mother and child outcomes while in treatment for substance use disorders. An overview of attachment theory, styles, and trauma are included in this presentation.
  • Cultural Competency & Spirituality (Accompanying Slides)
    June 6, 2017
    Diana Kramer, MA, BHT, from Native American Connections in Phoenix, Arizona delivered a didactic presentation on cultural competency and spirituality. The presentation discussed cultural foundations and the important role culturally competent systems play in people's recovery and care.
  • Women's Health Issues (Accompanying Slides)
    May 16, 2017
    Jacki Witt, JD, WHNP-BC, from the National Clinical Training Center for Family Planning delivered a didactic presentation on women’s health issues. The presentation discussed current cervical and breast cancer screening guidelines as well as information about contraception that providers can share with female clients in their programs.
  • Parenting for Women in Recovery from Substance Use Disorders (Accompanying Slides)
    May 2, 2017
    Ruth Paris, PhD, LICSW, from the Boston University School of Social Work delivered a didactic presentation on parenting for women in recovery. The presentation discussed challenges to engaging women who are pregnant/postpartum in treatment and different parenting interventions that should be considered in PPW programs.
  • Engaging Extended Family (Accompanying Slides)
    April 18, 2017
    Lynn Madden, CEO of the APT Foundation, delivered a didactic presentation on how PPW programs can increase engagement of family members. The presentation covers family-focused interventions, creating a family-centered culture, and process improvement strategies to increase family engagement.
  • Services for Fathers/Partners (Accompanying Slides)
    April 4, 2017
    Thomas McMahon, PhD, Yale University School of Medicine, delivered a didactic presentation on how PPW programs can better serve fathers and partners. The presentation discussed the importance of engaging men, facts about fathers and fathering, and considerations for building programming for fathers.
  • Trauma-Informed/Specific Services (Accompanying Slides)
    March 21, 2017
    Karol Kaltenbach, PhD, Emeritus Professor of Pediatrics at Sidney Kimmel Medical College, delivered a didactic presentation on trauma-informed and trauma-specific services in the context of a PPW program. The presentation discussed how this approach and services fit into the context of family-centered treatment and reviewed available resources and training curricula for staff.
  • Younger Children's Services (Accompanying Slides)
    March 7, 2017
    Kathryn Icenhower, PhD, CEO of SHIELDS for Families in Compton, CA delivered a didactic presentation on services for younger children (birth to age 5). The presentation covered what comprises a quality early childhood education program, developmental domains, program design, developmental assessment, services strategies, and staffing.
  • Family-Centered, Recovery and Wellness Approach (Accompanying slides)
    February 21, 2017
    ATTC Center of Excellence Director, Pat Stilen, and Steering Committee Chair, Lonnetta Albright, delivered a didactic presentation on family-centered care during the first session of PPW Project ECHO. Their presentation summarized the ATTC Center of Excellence’s integrated framework of family-centered recovery and wellness that incorporates perspectives from the PPW, substance use disorder/recovery, and health care fields.