Mommies Toolkit has been updated to reflect most recent data, therapeutic interventions grounded in best practices, and relevant articles and resources. These updated modules have been designed to be more interactive, engaging, and to include various multimedia tools.

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Mommies Program Overview

Describes the Mommies Program as it exists in San Antonio (Bexar County). Including details about program design so that it may be replicated in other communities that want to improve outcomes for families impacted by NAS. Information about essential components that make up the program including team members, their roles, and how the program works to decrease harmful stigma. Curriculum topics covered in the Mommies Program, services offered by the program, and outcomes for women and their infants are also addressed.

Substance Use Disorders

This course provides background information on substance use, medication for Opioid Use Disorder, prescription monitoring programs, and harm reduction strategies. Co-occurring disorders, the role of trauma in Substance Use Disorders in women, characteristics of a trauma-informed approach to care, and the effects of substance use during pregnancy are also covered in this course.

Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

This course covers information about Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) and Newborn Opioid Withdrawal Syndrome (NOWS). It will describe symptoms and discuss the frequency at which NAS occurs and costs associated with the syndrome. This course will explain how NAS is assessed and managed. It will also discuss ways to eliminate barriers to healthy maternal-infant attachment.

Integrated Treatment

This Integrated Treatment Course provides information on the types of treatments that can be helpful for women with Substance Use Disorders and/or co-occurring disorders, and for pregnant and parenting women who give birth to infants with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome. Steps to integrated treatment planning and characteristics and benefits of integrated treatment programs are also covered in this course.

Continuing Education: 1.0 CE is provided for each Module

CNE University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

CSWE University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio School of Nursing is approved by the Texas
State Board of Social Worker Examiners to provide Social Worker CE.

CME The UT Health San Antonio Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

CEU The Centralized Training Infrastructure for Evidence Based Practices is a provider of continuing education for the following clinical licenses: Psychologists, Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC), Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselors (LCDC) and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy (LMFT) Counselors.