Perinatal Substance Use: Evidence-Based Solutions and Support for the Family
at Loma Linda University Children's Hospital, California
In 2015 the National Perinatal Association and our partners, National Advocates for Pregnant Women, hosted the symposium, Pregnant Women, Drug Use, and NAS: Experts Share Science & Strategies that Help Women, Babies, and Families.
We knew that in order to improve perinatal care and health policy we needed to bring together a diverse group of stakeholders. So we invited parents, providers, community leaders, policy makers, and family advocates to come together in search of interdisciplinary solutions.
In 2018 we will share our work with you!
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SAVE the DATE postcard with Gender Inclusive Language. * NPA is committed to supporting an expansive and inclusive community of parents, patients, and providers. While we may sometimes use words like "mother" and "woman," we are committed to serving all parents and pregnant people, as well as the people who love and care for them. Infographics: How to Care for a Baby with NAS (gender inclusive language) and Language Matters (gender inclusive language)
AT NPA WE BELIEVE:
EVERY WOMAN who is a substance user needs reliable information to make informed decisions about their health care. Supportive providers deliver gender-specific psychosocial services to help women reach their goals.
EVERY MOTHER cares about their children and wants them to have the best possible outcome. When we listen to their needs and help them access services and support, we are empowering them with the tools to help them succeed.
EVERY BABY deserves a healthy start rooted in evidence-based care. And every baby deserves healthy parents and family who are supported by a caring community.
READ NPA's PRINCIPLED PROVIDER STATEMENT, SIGN ON, AND BECOME PART OF A GROWING DIRECTORY OF ETHICAL PROVIDERS WHO ARE COMMITTED TO EVIDENCE-BASED, FAMILY-CENTERED CARE.
Our conference venue will be the Wong Kerlee Conference Center on the beautiful campus of Loma Linda University in Southern California.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND THIS YEAR'S CONFERENCE?
NEW FREE INFOGRAPHICS:
At NPA we know that the language that we use shapes the way we think. We want to change the way we talk about pregnancy and substance use. We encourage you to download, print, and share these with your community. We just ask that you please don't change the content or message in any way and please be sure to credit the NPA Workgroup on Perinatal Substance Use. If you are interested in adapting these materials for use by your program or agency, please contact Erika Goyer, NPA's Director of Communications and Perinatal Substance Use Co-Chair.