Beyond NAS Conference 2023 a great success!

Beyond NAS Conference 2023 a great success!

Our Beyond NAS Conference took center stage at the Hotel 1620, Plymouth, MA  on Friday, March 10, 2023. Featuring enlightening speakers, educational breakout sessions, CEU options and panel discussions, the conference had benefits for professionals as well as families dealing with raising children born with in-utero substance exposure.

Theresa Harmon, Executive Director & Founder of To the Moon & Back, commented: “Over the past year we completed our own research on the long-term consequences of in-utero opiate exposure which we presented at the conference! Special thanks to our sponsors, Plymouth Community Charitable Foundation & the Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office!”


7:30-8:30 am – Registration

8:30-9:00 am – Intro from Director and Legislators

9:00-9:30 am – Kelly Hall, MA Health Policy Commission

9:30-10:00 am – Andra Wilkinson PhD, MSPH, Child Trends

10:00-11:30 am – Stephen Bradley, LMHC, LICSW, Neurosequential Model

11:30 am-12:00 pm – Break

12:00-12:30 pm – Dr. Davida Schiff, MGH HOPE Clinic

12:30-1:30 pm – Lunch

1:00-1:30 pm – Working Lunch: Panel Discussion- Families Caring for Children w/ NAS

1:30-2:00 pm – Plymouth County Drug Endangered Children’s Initiative


Session 1, 2:00-3:00 pm

Healing Trauma with Occupational Therapy, Katie Everson OTD, OTR/L, Cape Cod Health

Effective Advocacy in the School Setting, Catherine Mayes and Leslie Lockhart, Independent Educational Advocates (formerly of MA Advocates for Children)

Recovery For All: Infinite Pathways to Wellness for the Whole Family, Meghann Perry, CARC, RCPF, Revolution Recovery

Session 2, 3:00-4:00 pm

Healing Trauma with Occupational Therapy, Katie Everson OTD, OTR/L, Cape Cod Health

Evidence Based Mindfulness Practice, Sarah Manion, Chief Program Officer, Calmer Choice

Talking with Adolescents about Substance Use, Kelly Macomber, M.ED, Family & Community Engagement Specialist, Plymouth Public Schools


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