Project FEAT (Family Early Advocacy and Treatment) is a 5-year project funded through the Department of Health and Human Services to implement provisions of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) requiring states to develop policies and procedures to address the needs of substance exposed newborns.
For the past 4 years, stakeholders in Lane County and at the state level have met to develop a family centered model for the identification, notification and safe care of these vulnerable infants. This “FEAT Model” is currently being piloted and/or implemented in Lane County.
This website can assist other counties in Oregon to replicate all or parts of the FEAT Model. You can access information on the Collaborative process facilitated by FEAT staff as well as specific information about the FEAT Model implemented in Lane County.