To the Moon and Back (TTMAB) is a 501(c)3 dedicated to children born with in utero substance exposure and their families. Since 2017 we have been the leader in providing support, education, and advocacy for the littlest victims of the opioid epidemic.
TTMAB provides twice monthly support groups (for foster/adoptive parents and relatives) of children born with substance exposure. Support programs provide a safe place to discuss parenting with their peers. The groups are an opportunity to share best practices for caring for children with substance exposure. We are frequently joined by speakers with expertise in working with substance exposed kids who provide much needed education around the latest in research and interventions.
Our monthly Children’s Group is another opportunity for families to connect while kids play! Play revolves around the known deficits that our kids may have and teaches families and kids new ways to self-regulate, build fine and gross motor skills, and improve their body awareness. Past groups have included yoga and mindfulness, karate, sensory and gross motor play.
Nurture A Superhero care packages provide carefully cultivated newborn take home packages for children with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS). These are provided at discharge from hospitals across the state including Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston Medical Center, South Shore Hospital, and Beth Israel Lahey Plymouth.
The TTMAB Children’s Grant is aimed at providing funding for unmet financial needs incurred due to a child’s in utero substance exposure. Past grants have provided sensory toys, specialized formula, parking for families while in the NICU, outpatient therapy evaluations, and
tutoring. The grant is up to $500 per child.
The Guide to NAS and Beyond is an essential for families navigating services for their children. It provides info on what each service is, signs your child may benefit, and what to expect. We have distributed over 900 copies across the state.
Our Beyond NAS Conference is on hold this year but expected to be rescheduled in 2020. In 2019 we welcomed 350 families and providers to Plymouth where some of the top researchers and providers presented on outcomes, resources, and tangible interventions for children born opiate dependent.
The Educational Advocacy Program provides a record review and one hour phone or in person consultation with our educational advocate. The advocate is able to provide recommendations and a plan of action to help families get the most our of the educational
system for their child.
COMING SOON – Our Children’s Book written from the point of view of Sam, a child who was born opiate exposed and lives with his supportive grandparents.
Meet The Board
Theresa Harmon, MSW, LICSW
Executive Director & Founder
President, Nurture A Superhero
Sarah Cloud, MSW, MBA, LICSW
Jennifer Edwards, CCXP