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Project SCOPE - National Training Initiative

Project SCOPE: Supporting Children of the OPioid Epidemic, is a national training initiative intended to build nationwide provider capacity and confidence in applying evidence-based practices in screening, monitoring, and interdisciplinary support for children and families diagnosed with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS), Neonatal Opioid Withdrawal Syndrome (NOWS), or who are suspected of being impacted by opioid use, trauma, or related exposure.

The Wyoming Institute for Disabilities partners with the Nisonger Center at The Ohio State University and the University of Cincinnati Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities for this project. This initiative will build upon the effective ECHOTM virtual training model and developed for the 2018-2019 pilot supported by the Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities through the Association of University Centers on Disabilities. 

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Interested UCEDDS / LENDs (sites) are encouraged to apply (PDF) (.doc). Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. The earlier you are trained on the implementation model the more opportunities you have to offer ECHO SCOPE through the grant. 

SCOPE Application Overview Powerpoint

SCOPE Application Q&A Word Document

SCOPE Application Scoring Rubric

The purpose of this national initiative is to train interdisciplinary teams in targeted states on emerging knowledge and evidence-based practices in screening, monitoring and interdisciplinary care for children impacted by neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS), trauma, or related exposure. 

Care curriculum will include current research on brain development, developmental outcomes of prenatal exposure to opioid and other substances, trauma informed care, provider secondary trauma stress and strategies to support caregivers. This initiative is intended to improve outcomes by linking research to practical application in local communities, providing opportunities to share knowledge and findings with national networks and federal agencies, and providing recommendations for future interventions. 


For more information about Project SCOPE please contact:

Canyon Hardesty, Director, Community Education - (307) 766-5003

Project SCOPE
Wyoming Institute for Disabilities
University of Wyoming
1000 E. University Ave., Dept. 4298
Laramie, WY  82071




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