Advance Substance Abuse Training

Jenni Smith

Intended Audience: OCFS Caseworkers

Credit: 6 hrs

Presenters from MDEA, SAMHS and OCFS will discuss topics such as current trends in drug use in Maine, and tips for caseworkers in regards to their own safety when working with people and being in homes where there is substance use and or substances. There will be presentation on safe sleep concerns when parents are using substances. There will also be some information around substances affected infants, and fetal alcohol syndrome spectrum disorder. The day will end with discussion around safety organized practice with discussion of ideas around how caseworkers can work with families during relapse and still maintain safety for the children in the home.