FEAT State Workgroup Priorities
State and Lane County FEAT workgroups have identified the following priority areas for the state of Oregon . Many (if not all) of these priorities are related to DHS programs and funding streams.
- Develop and provide training on a statewide protocol for prenatal substance use screening and education that is accepted by hospitals, maternal and child health providers, private practitioners and child welfare agencies.
- Similarly, develop a statewide protocol to identify substance use during hospital delivery.
- Monitor all children aged 0-2 referred from child protective services agencies and hospitals to Part C (Early Intervention) services under the provisions of the 2003 CAPTA amendment.
- Require community-wide accountability systems or “report cards” used to monitor SEN issues with specific indicators measuring progress for public review.
- Secure adequate funding for intensive case management and home visiting services for pregnant woman to help them access adequate treatment and stop substance use during their pregnancies.
- Create a pool of funds for counties to create model programs to implement “best practice” for identification and support of SEN and their families.
- Restore and expand the funding of evidence-based addiction treatment services to move Oregon from 48 th in the nation for treatment access for addicted pregnant women, young mothers and fathers.