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Southwest Arkansas Youth Opioid Intervention

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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.

Chi St. Vincent Hospital will develop a trauma-informed, two-generational approach to implement an opioid use disorder (OUD) intervention, treatment, and follow-up for pregnant and postpartum women in southwestern Arkansas that will result in positive outcomes for their children. The trauma-informed care coordinator/program manager will work with clinical leadership to develop and/or refine OUD protocols based on current, evidence-based research. Objectives involve using integrated physical and behavioral healthcare that is trauma informed and family oriented for pregnant women who are presenting OUD symptoms at the pregnancy center or birth center. Using this two-generational approach will result in positive outcomes for their children. CA/NCF

Date Created: October 22, 2020