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Join Perinatal Addiction Prevention Project’s Statewide Virtual Forum on Perinatal Substance Use

Discover the Power of Perinatal Addiction Prevention Project in Addressing Biopsychosocial Needs for Pregnant People!

Date: Wednesday, June 12, 2024
Time: 12PM – 1PM
Location: Join Here

Hosted by: Perinatal Addiction Prevention Project staff from CJFHC, Partnership for Maternal & Child Health of Northern New Jersey, and Southern New Jersey Perinatal Cooperative.

Why Attend?

This forum marks a significant statewide collaboration between three consortia programs, aiming to unify providers across New Jersey in the effort to manage perinatal substance use effectively. Your participation can make a difference in this crucial initiative, helping to enhance the care and support available to pregnant individuals facing substance use challenges such as alcohol use, tobacco use, prescription or over the counter drug use, illicit drug use, or marijuana use while pregnant. This forum will also explore other factors that could support substance abuse such as depression, mood and anxiety disorders, and domestic violence. 

What to Expect:

  • Expert Insight: Learn from our Perinatal Risk Reduction Specialists who bring a wealth of knowledge and experience in managing perinatal substance use. Their insights will provide valuable guidance on best practices and innovative approaches.
  • Case Study Presentation: Gain practical understanding through a real-life case study. See how a positive screen for substance use at a prenatal appointment is handled, from initial education to referral for services. This session will demonstrate the implementation of the 4Ps Plus screening tool and its impact on patient care.
  • Resource Access: Discover a wide range of resources available to support pregnant people in overcoming substance use challenges. Learn about the comprehensive services that address all biopsychosocial needs, ensuring that pregnant individuals receive holistic and effective care.

Join Us

Be part of this important conversation and contribute to a statewide effort to improve outcomes for pregnant individuals and their babies. Together, we can make a significant impact on perinatal substance use management.

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By attending this forum, you will not only enhance your understanding and skills but also become part of a dedicated community working towards better health outcomes for pregnant individuals across New Jersey. We look forward to your participation!

What is PAPP?

The Perinatal Addiction Prevention Program (PAPP) is dedicated to supporting pregnant individuals who are managing substance use concerns and the professionals who treat and support them. By focusing on the 4Ps Plus—the only validated behavioral health screening instrument designed specifically for pregnant women at risk for domestic violence, alcohol, tobacco, prescription or illicit drug use, and depression—we ensure comprehensive access to resources addressing all biopsychosocial needs and challenges of treating addiction in pregnancy. PAPP is funded by the Department of Health and operates through three consortia across Northern, Central, and Southern New Jersey.