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Caring for the opioid-exposed families across the perinatal continuum - Enduring is a Course

Caring for the opioid-exposed families across the perinatal continuum - Enduring

Started Jun 25, 2021
1 credit


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Caring for opioid-exposed families across the perinatal

Enduring July 2021-July 2023


This presentation will highlight the importance of a continuum of care for women and families across the perinatal period.  Describe a multidisciplinary clinic designed to care for families impacted by substance use.  Present specific examples to improve the transition in care from following delivery hospitalization. Review non-stigmatizing language to describe women who use substances and their infants.

Dr. Schiff is a general academic pediatrician and health services researcher focused on understanding how substance use in pregnant and parenting women impacts the health of children and families. She is the Medical Director of the HOPE Clinic (Harnessing support for Opioid and substance use disorder in Pregnancy and Early childhood) at Massachusetts General Hospital, a multidisciplinary program caring for women and families with substance use disorder from the time of conception through the first two years postpartum.


Dr. Schiff completed her undergraduate training at Columbia University, medical training at the Boston University School of Medicine, pediatrics residency in the Boston Combined Residency Program at Boston Medical Center and Boston Children’s Hospital, general pediatrics research fellowship at Boston Medical Center, and master’s program in health services research from the Boston University School of Public Health. Her research is focused on improving care for families affected by substance use and her past scholarship has been published in the New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, Pediatrics, Academic Pediatrics, Journal of Substance Abuse and Treatment, and Substance Abuse, among other journals. She is an Assistant Professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School.



University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.


University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio School of Nursing is approved by the Texas   

State Board of Social Worker Examiners to provide Social Worker CE.


UT Health Science Center San Antonio is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits



The Centralized Training Infrastructure for Evidence Based Practices is a provider of continuing education for the following clinical licenses: Psychologists, Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC), Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselors (LCDC) and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy (LMFT) Counselors.


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