Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2020, $690,553)
The OJJDP FY 2020 Opioid Affected Youth Initiative (OAYI) will support the efforts of states, communities, tribal jurisdictions, nonprofit organizations, for-profit organizations and institutions of higher education to implement programs and strategies that identify, respond to, treat, and support children, youth, and families impacted by the opioid epidemic.
The HOPE Clinic (Harnessing support for Opioid and substance use disorders in Pregnancy and Early childhood) at the Massachusetts General Hospital will use funding to provide comprehensive, integrated, wraparound medical and addiction treatment services to families affected by substance use throughout pregnancy and early childhood. The goal is to change the trajectory of the lives of children and families impacted by substance use by providing multidisciplinary, trauma-informed, dyadic-based, longitudinal medical and mental healthcare at key transitional moments of increased vulnerability, ultimately reducing the intergenerational transmission of substance use disorder and minimizing future juvenile justice involvement. The applicant will establish a statewide learning collaborative and partner with Newborns Exposed to Substances Support and Treatment to better link clinical care to in-home services for individualized care.