Newborn Behavioral Observations for Families in Substance Use Recovery

October 17, 2022 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Mai Nguyen

Monday, October 17, 2022; 12 to 4 PM ET

Advanced training in specialized application of the Newborn Behavioral Observations (NBO).

Deepen your understanding of infants who have experienced prenatal substance exposure and postnatal withdrawal (NAS/NOWS) and enhance your relationship-based care skills with their parents living with Substance Use Disorder (SUD). This half-day workshop extends your foundational practice of the NBO by applying the AMOR lens to understanding infant behavior and functioning. Explore the opportunities that focus on enhancing relational functioning between infants and their parents in recovery, and how the NBO serves the goals of recovery for both the infant in withdrawal and their parents in their own recovery process. The NBO is an evidence-based relational practice that builds collaborative family-provider partnerships in service of strong, healthy family-infant relationships. If you are a practitioner of the NBO and work with young children and families who live in the context of SUD, this professional development offering will engage you in applying the Baby and Parent AMOR observations and strategies to support yourself, infants, and families all affected by the substance use and recovery process.

What you will learn:

  • Key concepts essential to the understanding of Substance Use Disorder as a medical disease
  • Application of the Newborn Behavioral Observations systematic understanding of functioning in autonomic, motor, state regulation, and responsiveness behaviors for working with infants and families living with substance use disorder

Course Format:
Live Interactive Webinar on Zoom platform on Monday, October 17, 2022, from 12 to 4 PM ET

# of hours:
3-hour certificate will be provided

Providers who work with families living with substance use disorder (SUD) young infants, including health care providers, mental health and recovery counselors, early educators, family child care providers, home visitors, early interventionists, and more.

Number of participants:
Maximum of 24


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