Project SCOPE: Supporting Children of the Opioid Epidemic via Telepractice

The New Hampshire-Maine Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (NH-ME LEND) Program was accepted as one of ten Primary Lead Programs participating in a National Training Initiative called Project SCOPE – Supporting Children of the Opioid Epidemic. Project SCOPE is intended to build nationwide provider capacity and confidence in applying evidence-based practices in screening, monitoring, and supporting children diagnosed with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS), Neonatal Opioid Withdrawal Syndrome (NOWS), or suspected of being impacted by opioid use, trauma, or related exposure. NH-ME LEND will lead the implementation of this project in both states in collaboration with state directors of early intervention (Part C) services. Project SCOPE training will be delivered using a telepractice model known as Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes or ECHO.

The ECHO Model uses adult learning principles and videoconferencing technology to connect community providers in NH and ME with specialists at local centers of excellence in real-time case-based learning and mentorship. For more information about the training, please visit NH-ME ECHO SCOPE.

The NH-ME ECHO SCOPE series will be offered again in Fall 2021 and Spring 2022.

Image credit: Logo courtesy of Project SCOPE.