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Heidi Maderia 
CT Association for Infant Mental Health 


Thursday, May 6, 2021, 9:00am-3:30pm

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CT-AIMH 2021 Virtual Spring Conference

Thursday, May 06, 2021



Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) and promoting connections while working with families and their babies who have been/are being affected by substance use. 

You will learn:

1) Recognize the traditional approach to manage neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) 

2) Analyze the deficiencies of the traditional approach 

3) Describe the new, family-centered approach to management of NAS developed at Yale 

4) Understand how to develop a Plan of Safe Care and learn about CAPTA

5) Gain knowledge about the intersection of parenting, trauma and substance use disorders

6) Understand the effects of parental substance use on infants and young children

7) Learn about a dyadic evidence informed intervention currently being tested in a randomized controlled trial


Keynote Presenters:

Dr. Matthew Grossman, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Vice Chair for Quality, Dept of Pediatrics at Yale School of Medicine and

Dr. Ruth Paris, Associate Professor and Chair, Clinical Practice Department at Boston University School of Social Work. 

We will also review the development of a Plan of Safe Care and learn about CAPTA.  Hospitals are required by law to notify the Department of Children and Families (DCF) when a child is born exposed to substances. This is called a CAPTA Notification. In ConnecticutCAPTA Notifications are blind, meaning they do not name the parent or child specifically.

We will also have a discussion with a Panel of CT Programs that specifically address substance use and how to promote parent/infant or young child connections (Family Based Recovery, DCF, DMHAS, Mothering from the Inside Out, B-3, EHS, etc.)

Anticipated Audience: 

Social workers, early interventionists, home visitors, early child care providers, clinicians, pediatricians, nurses, health professionals, child welfare, etc...

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Important Information for Registering:

  • In order for you to take advantage of the CT-AIMH Member Rate to attend the Conference, you must be a CURRENT 2021 CT-AIMH Member (www.ct-aimh.org).
  •  CT-NASW CECs are pending.  
  •  Payment  for the conference must be received on or before May 1, 2021, unless arranged ahead of time with Heidi (heidi.maderia@yale.edu).      
  • Refunds can not be issued after May 1, 2021.


We are thankful to our sponsors:

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CT Department of Children and Families


CT Office of Early Childhood


Wheeler Clinic