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PROUD: Parents Recovering from Opioid Use Disorder

PROUD is a new SAMHSA-funded program of the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) that aims to serve pregnant and postpartum women with substance use disorders, including opioid use disorder, in the Greater Hartford and New Britain areas.

PROUD teams will complete a family needs assessment with eligible women and their household members to create a plan to address individual and family needs around: substance use and mental health treatment, connections to medical providers (including prenatal care), employment, housing, and recovery support.

To get more information on PROUD, or to submit a referral to PROUD for a woman living in Hartford, East Hartford, Manchester, South Windsor, Wethersfield or Bloomfield, please contact:

Intercommunity, Inc.

Rose Marotta, LCSW

rmarotta@intercommunityct.org or 860-569-5900 ext. 321

(*Expanded coverage effective August 1, 2021 includes Enfield, East Windsor, Windsor Locks, Windsor, Ellington, Glastonbury, Hebron, Bolton, Coventry, Mansfield, Windham (Willimantic), Colchester, Tolland, Vernon/Rockville, Simsbury, Suffield, Somers)

 

To get more information on PROUD, or to submit a referral to PROUD for a woman living in New Britain, Bristol, Plainville, Berlin, Newington, Farmington or West Hartford, please contact:

Wheeler Clinic, Inc.

Heather Arduini, LMFT

Harduini@wheelerclinic.org or 860-782-2476

(*Expanded coverage effective August 1, 2021 includes Cromwell, Middletown, Middlefield, Meriden, Waterbury, Cheshire, Southington, Wallingford, Wolcott)

 

 

Parents Recovering from Opioid Use Disorders (PROUD) educational series for professionals (CT Hospital Association)

Parents Recovering from Opioid Use Disorders (PROUD) is an educational series, funded through a grant from the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, to educate those in the caring professions on support strategies that help families succeed.  As care providers, there is much to learn.

Whether it’s managing the withdrawal symptoms of an infant exposed to opioids before birth, understanding how prescribing practices influence misuse and recovery, or identifying different biases providers manifest in interactions with these families, this educational series has many strategies for helping families succeed and thrive.

The virtual education series includes eight one-hour live sessions, with access to recorded sessions open for a year, as well as several virtual conferences designed to meet the needs of professionals interacting with families who have members with a history of substance use disorder. Sessions are posted here and will include live virtual webinars and conferences as well as recorded (enduring) versions of the webinars for a year.

Continuing Education Credits are available for all live and enduring recorded sessions.

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