Project SCOPE

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.

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2024 Project SCOPE ECHO Cohort:

Project SCOPE (Supporting Children of the OPioid Epidemic) registration is now closed.

Please email if you have any questions.

Session Recordings:

March 25: Developmental Outcomes
April 1: Education and Academic Concerns
April 15: Behavioral Concerns
April 22: Language Development
April 29: Sensory Processing
May 6: The Opioid Crisis, Peer Support, and Addiction Treatment

*Please note: Credits are not available for watching recorded sessions.*




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.


For more information about Project SCOPE please contact:

Tai Baker, Project Manager - (307) 766-2944

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

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