The ATTC CoE-PPW hosts a webinette series featuring brief presentations on focused topics relating to the behavioral health of pregnant and postpartum women and their families. The webinette series will now be pre-recorded, with a new webinette released bi-monthly. Previous webinettes are also available for on demand viewing below under Archived Webinettes.

Archived Webinettes

May 2, 2017

Presenter Name: Leigh Tenkku Lepper, PhD, MPH

Title: The Intersection of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) and Alcohol SBI (aSBI)

Brief Overview: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) can have a profound effect on children and their families. In this webinette, Dr. Tenkku Lepper will present information on how to address this challenging issue by providing an overview of the latest research of FASD, strategies for how to prevent women from having alcohol exposed pregnancies, and how we can use SBI/SBIRT models to talk with patients/clients about alcohol use.

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March 7, 2017

Presenter Name: Hendrée E. Jones, PhD

Title: Treating Women for Opioid Use Disorder during Pregnancy: Methadone and Buprenorphine as a Part of a Complete Care Approach

Brief Overview: Opioid Use Disorders are a growing concern across the US, particularly its impact on pregnant women and children. In this webinette, Dr. Jones will present information to put this issue and the treatment of women during pregnancy into context, medications available to treat OUDs in pregnant women, including a review of study outcomes, as well as presentation of questions still to be answered.

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January 10, 2017

Presenter Name: Tiffany Cooke, MD, MPH, FAPA

Title: Pregnant and Post-Partum Women with Co-Occurring Disorders: Implications for Treatment Providers

Brief Overview: Co-occurring disorders (CODs) occur frequently and can significantly impact mother and child. In this webinette, Dr. Cooke will present information on the significance of CODs and their risk factors; discuss the importance of repeat screening, appropriate referral, and coordinated treatment; and share the safety profiles of the various medications available to treatment CODs and how to take in account the risks to mother and child.

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November 8, 2016

Presenter Name: Hanh Dao, MSW

Title: Developing a Collaborative Approach to Address the Opioid Epidemic

Brief Overview: The rate of opioid misuse and dependence is escalating in many communities. The systems working with affected families are struggling to develop a comprehensive approach. These systems often have varying perspectives on the primary client and thus on the intended outcome. The systems operate under a considerable range of policies, approaches, practice and access to resources. These differences across, and sometimes, within systems affect service coordination and can create further challenges for families. The challenges are often magnified in situations involving pregnant women and their infants. Join this webinette to learn of tools and resources available from the newly published document, A Collaborative Approach to the Treatment of Pregnant Women with Opioid Use Disorders: Practice and Policy Considerations for Child Welfare, Collaborating Medical, and Service Providers.

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September 13, 2016

Presenter Name: Deborah Werner, MA, PMP

Title: Supporting Recovery through Housing: Options and Innovations for Women and Families

Brief Overview: Where you live impacts where you access services, develop supportive relationships, work or go to school. Housing is one of the pillars of recovery. And yet, accessing safe, affordable housing in neighborhoods of choice can be challenging for women and families who are experiencing both substance use disorders and poverty. This session will introduce housing options and innovations for women and families including recovery housing, permanent supportive housing, affordable housing developments and other housing counseling. Collaborative, policy and programmatic approaches to expanding the array of available housing options will also be discussed.

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July 12, 2016

Presenter Name: Karina Forrest-Perkins, MHR, LADC

Title: A Woman and Her Healing

Brief Overview: For women of color and/or women with tribal affiliation, healing approaches from the chronic diseases of addiction and mental health problems are most successful when they include information on historical trauma as well as on cultural practices that contribute to a sense of comfort, well-being, and spirituality. This webinette provides an overview of these strategies and how providers might offer a braiding of traditional and conventional services in order to address this dynamic with excellence and respect.

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May 10, 2016

Presenter Name: Dr. Kathryn Icenhower, PhD

Title: Eliminating "Sophie's Choice"

Brief Overview: Substance abuse is a primary reason why many families end up in the child welfare system. Women are asked to attend residential treatment in order to address their issues, however all too often, we are asking women to make a "Sophie's Choice" with their children. In this webinar, we will discuss the program design and funding strategies that can enable providers to keep families together by providing Family Centered Treatment.

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March 8, 2016

Presenter Name: Trudee Ettlinger

Title: Addressing the Peril of Illicit Drug Use for Pregnancy: Medication Assisted Treatment & Integrated Care

Brief Overview: Trudee Ettlinger, PhD, APRN, LADC, CCS, will present on the peril of illicit drug use for pregnancy. Pregnant women with Opioid Use Disorder present with a host of special maternal care needs. Studies have found that both Methadone and Buprenorphine have helped to reduce illicit drug use behaviors and promote pre-natal care. Research also suggests that medication assisted treatment with opioid agonists may influence positive birth outcomes, however, this medical intervention must be delivered within a comprehensive and integrated set of services.

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January 12, 2016

Presenter Name: Georgiana Wilton, PhD

Title: Understanding Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD): Implications for Women's Treatment

Brief Overview:The effects of prenatal alcohol exposure represent a leading preventable cause of developmental delays in the United States. Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) represent the range of lifelong effects that can occur, including cognitive, behavioral, and/or social deficits. This lunch break will provide an overview of FASD and provide resources to adapt women’s treatment programs to increase success for women with an FASD.

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