Join the Rhode Island Department of Health and the New England Addiction Technology
Transfer Center at the Brown University School of Public Health for the Fifth Annual Substance Exposed Newborns Conference. This year’s conference will bring together clinical, research, and community content experts to raise awareness of evidence- and emerging-best practices and policy information as well as statewide resources to support pregnant and postpartum people and their babies and families affected by prenatal substance exposure.
Rhode Island continues to experience an increase in the occurrence of polysubstance use,
overdose, and behavioral health conditions. Annually, at least 5% of the approximately 10,000 babies born in Rhode Island experience prenatal substance exposure. Newborns, babies, and children who experience prenatal substance exposure may experience short- and long-term biopsychosocial effects that can be mitigated and prevented by early, intentional, and coordinated interventions and supports such as screening and referral, Family Visiting, medication-assisted treatment, mental health counseling, and certified peer recovery support.
Breakfast and check-in will begin at 7:15 a.m. The conference will start at 8:00 a.m.
This is a hybrid event we will live stream simultaneously. Registrants can choose to attend in person or via Zoom webinar. All speakers will be live and in person.
View or download the Agenda