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.
Core curriculum includes 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.
During the 2019-2022 National Training Initiative for Project SCOPE (Supporting Children
of the OPioid Epidemic) 14 states were trained in the ECHO Model and SCOPE curriculum. Across the 14 states, over 270 sessions and 350 hours of education and training were
provided, reaching over 10,400 participants.
Project SCOPE: Supporting Children of the OPioid Epidemic, has been 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 partnered 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 was built upon the effective ECHO virtual training
model and developed for the 2018-2019 pilot that was supported by the Administration
on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities through the Association of University
Centers on Disabilities.
Project SCOPE Overview
Project SCOPE Outcomes
For more information about Project SCOPE please contact:
Tai Baker, Project Manager - (307) 766-2944
Project SCOPEWyoming Institute for DisabilitiesUniversity of Wyoming1000 E. University Ave., Dept. 4298Laramie, WY 82071