Working with Pregnant and Parenting Women


This page provides resources for those working with pregnant and parenting women addressing substance use and addictions.

Information/ Resources

The Institute for Health and Recovery (IHR) Services for Pregnant Women and Families page has resources and information including links to the Moms Do Care Project; a toolkit on maternal opioid use during pregnancy for providers; information on Project Promise; and more.

Jewish Children and Family Services Center for Early Relationship Support

The Journey Project is an interactive Web resource for pregnant and parenting women who have questions or concerns about opioid and other substance use; treatment; child welfare involvement; and much more.

MCPAP for Moms promotes maternal and child health by supporting providers to effectively prevent, identify, and manage mental health and substance use concerns with pregnant and postpartum women and their children up to one year after delivery.

Mothering from the Inside Out is an evidence based intervention focused on the mother-infant dyad.

The Center for Social Innovation has a pregnancy and recovery page with webcasts on selected topics among other resources.

Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome/ Substance Exposed Newborns Information and Resources

The Institute of Health and Recovery has a landing page with information on Plans of Safe Care in addition to an interactive resource map.

NAS dashboard: an overview of NAS in MA.

Perinatal and Neonatal Quality Improvement Network.

Praxis Center for Social Innovation has webinars on MAT and NAS.

Professional Organizations

Massachusetts Chapter of American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (MA ACOG)


Boston Association for Childbirth Education and Nursing Mothers’ Council has trainings to become a childbirth educator or an NMC counselor in addition to conferences, workshops, and trainings.

Parenting Journey offers facilitator trainings for parenting and caregiver groups as well as sober parenting and caregiver groups.

Project DOVE: Improving Maternal and Neonatal Health Through Safer Opioid Prescribing.

Newborn Behavioral Observations (NBO) Certification Training is offered through the Brazelton Institute, Boston Children’s Hospital, at Harvard Medical School.