FEAT Workgroups have developed a model of policies and procedures for identifying and providing safe care for Substance-Exposed Newborn (SEN) and their families.
Identification of SEN and Notification of DHS Child Welfare
- Prenatal screening, brief intervention and referral procedures to community supports.
- Hospital risk assessment, toxicology testing and notification of DHS child welfare.
Safe Care Planning and Prenatal and Postnatal Supports and for SEN and their families
- “SEN Team” Multidisciplinary team process to make safe care plans for substance exposed newborns in the hospitals at birth.
- Hospital discharge process to notify and inform foster parents and postnatal providers of substance exposure of newborn and community resources.
- Family Advocate services
- Treatment Services
- Community supports (e.g., Relief Nurseries, Public Health, Early Intervention).