BEYOND NAS 2019 CONFERENCE – 5/10/2019
Join some of the top minds behind research and best practices in care for children born with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS). The Beyond NAS 2019 Conference is for families caring for children with NAS as well as providers such as behavioral health clinicians, teachers, nurses, pediatricians, early intervention providers, early childhood educators,..
Dr Elisha Wachman (Boston Medical Center) and Dr Grossman (Yale New Haven), the founders of Eat, Sleep, Console will present. Dr Marilyn Augustyn (Boston Medical Center) will be discussing the long term developmental outcomes of children with NAS. Meghann Perry, CARC, will discuss parenting while in recovery. Lauren Langevin, RN from So Bay Early Intervention, SENSE, & To The Moon And Back will discuss early intervention and NAS. Ed Jacoubs, MSW, LICSW will discuss trauma informed care. We’re also excited for our Caregiver’s Panel to give the perspective of foster, adoptive families and grandparents raising children with NAS.
Enjoy a continental breakfast and lunch. Opening remarks from State Representative Mathew Muratore and Plymouth District Attorney Tim Cruz!
To The Moon And Back, Inc
Founded as a 501(c)(3) Massachusetts-based non-profit in 2018, To The Moon and Back, Inc. (TTMAB) is an advocacy organization founded by Theresa Harmon, MSW, LICSW. The organization is dedicated to supporting children born substance exposed and their caregivers. TTMAB provides twice monthly support groups (for foster and adoptive parents, relative and non-relative caregivers) of children born with substance exposure. The organization serves as a welcoming resource for caregivers to connect with their peers. Expert speakers experienced in children with substance exposure are engaged to educate caregivers and inform communities on the latest in research and best practices for this population. Support programs provide a safe
place to discuss parenting and share best practices for caring for children with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) or substance exposure with peers. Education programs provide expert speakers and training to industry health providers and social services to help guide the care of those affected. TTMAB is committed to forging one voice as advocates for children.
In alignment with its mission, TTMAB provides advocacy and recommendations to local and state leaders on the unmet needs of the population and gaps in services for children born with exposure as well as their caregivers. The organization is committed to supporting legislation progress that aspires to ensure that children born substance exposed have all the tools needed to thrive. Initially launched as peer-to-peer group at the Plymouth Recovery Center in 2017, TTMAB has now expanded, serving more of the Eastern seaboard with a
new chapter in West Virginia. For more information, or to donate, visit www.2themoonandback.org, and follow To The Moon and Back on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at @tothemoonma.