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Message ID: 9199
Date: 2012-06-15

Author:Duncan, Carol S

Subject:RE: opiate-addicted new mothers

D F McMahon wrote: > I found some studies regarding outcomes for babies of opiate-addicted mothers, including one study from DC (sorry, I don't have the link) that quantified the number of babies receiving morphine treatment that left the hospital to maternal home, to supervised settings such as residential treatment (don't know if this included incarceration settings, I don't think that was mentioned), or to foster placements. I've also seen some references indicating treatment outcomes are improved for mothers who keep their babies. There is also information indicating that heroin addiction has significant lifelong implications (e.g. relapses after 10-15 years) and I am not aware of any long-term information about mothers and children in connection with this issue. Any links would be appreciated, and also any information as to variation in customary agency practices regarding newborns of opiate-addicted mothers. I have a friend who is a developmental psychologist who has done extensive research (and published) in this area. She teaches at U.T. Southwestern Medical School and has worked for many years in a program that served drug-using moms and their babies, where she conducted developmental evaluations on the children and prescribed interventions. Her name is Dr. Toosje Van Beveren. Here is her website, which includes contact info: . She is very personable and I am sure would be willing to talk to you. Carol S. Duncan, LCSW Manager, Child Abuse and Domestic Violence Prevention Office Dallas Independent School District 2909 N. Buckner Boulevard., Suite 804 Dallas, TX 75228 Phone: (972) 502-4182 FAX: (972) 794-3568 E-mail: cduncan@dallasisd.org "We believe that every student must be educated in a safe, welcoming, effective and innovative learning environment; therefore, we commit to provide for safe and secure learning environments that support civility, respect, and academic achievement of all students." Confidentiality Notice: This email message, including all attachments, is for the sole use of the intended recipient(s) and may contain confidential student and/or employee information. Unauthorized use and/or disclosure is prohibited under the federal Family Education Rights & Privacy Act (20 U.S.C. §1232g, 34 CFR Part 99, 19 TAC 247.2, Texas Government Code 552.023, Texas Education Code 21.355, 29 CFR 1630.14(b)(c)). If you are not the intended recipient, you may not use, disclose, copy or disseminate this information. Please call the sender immediately or reply by email and destroy all copies of the original message, including attachments.

D F McMahon wrote: > I found some studies regarding outcomes for babies of opiate-addicted mothers, including one study from DC (sorry, I don't have the link) that quantified the number of babies receiving morphine treatment that left the hospital to maternal home, to supervised settings such as residential treatment (don't know if this included incarceration settings, I don't think that was mentioned), or to foster placements. I've also seen some references indicating treatment outcomes are improved for mothers who keep their babies. There is also information indicating that heroin addiction has significant lifelong implications (e.g. relapses after 10-15 years) and I am not aware of any long-term information about mothers and children in connection with this issue. Any links would be appreciated, and also any information as to variation in customary agency practices regarding newborns of opiate-addicted mothers. I have a friend who is a developmental psychologist who has done extensive research (and published) in this area. She teaches at U.T. Southwestern Medical School and has worked for many years in a program that served drug-using moms and their babies, where she conducted developmental evaluations on the children and prescribed interventions. Her name is Dr. Toosje Van Beveren. Here is her website, which includes contact info: . She is very personable and I am sure would be willing to talk to you. Carol S. Duncan, LCSW Manager, Child Abuse and Domestic Violence Prevention Office Dallas Independent School District 2909 N. Buckner Boulevard., Suite 804 Dallas, TX 75228 Phone: (972) 502-4182 FAX: (972) 794-3568 E-mail: cduncandallasisd.org "We believe that every student must be educated in a safe, welcoming, effective and innovative learning environment; therefore, we commit to provide for safe and secure learning environments that support civility, respect, and academic achievement of all students." Confidentiality Notice: This email message, including all attachments, is for the sole use of the intended recipient(s) and may contain confidential student and/or employee information. Unauthorized use and/or disclosure is prohibited under the federal Family Education Rights & Privacy Act (20 U.S.C. §1232g, 34 CFR Part 99, 19 TAC 247.2, Texas Government Code 552.023, Texas Education Code 21.355, 29 CFR 1630.14(b)(c)). If you are not the intended recipient, you may not use, disclose, copy or disseminate this information. Please call the sender immediately or reply by email and destroy all copies of the original message, including attachments.