Caring for Women with Opioid Use Disorder: a Toolkit for Organization Leaders and Providers

This HRSA toolkit is a guide to help health care and social service organization leaders and providers improve care coordination for women with OUD in HRSA-supported programs. The information may also apply to other settings of care and to work with women with substance use disorder more broadly.

The toolkit is organized into three major sections:

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

This 3-module training program for medical prescribers will address opioid use and opioid use disorder in pregnancy. During pregnancy medical providers must respond to women’s pain management and behavioral health needs while minimizing potential risks to the fetus, and this balance is further complicated when opioid use disorder is present.

The program provides case-based activities designed to help prescribers identify and respond to opioid use disorder and manage pain among pregnant patients and women patients of childbearing age.

Adolescent Community Reinforcement Approach (A-CRA)

The Adolescent Community Reinforcement Approach (A-CRA) is a developmentally appropriate treatment for youth and young adults (12-24 years old) with substance misuse or substance use disorders.  A-CRA is an evidence based treatment developed by Chestnut Health Systems.The brief treatment model can be delivered in outpatient clinics, community settings, homes, or school based settings and typically involves weekly sessions which can include parent(s) or caregivers.  Clinicians are trained and certified t

IHR's Men, Gender and Trauma

This 75 minute Men, Gender, and Trauma training will help substance use disorder and other treatment professionals understand how men’s socialization as men can interfere with recovery from substance use and other disorders.  Specific techniques are presented for working with men to increase their awareness of the impact of the way they were socialized in order to promote recovery from trauma and

Maternal Opioid Use During Pregnancy Toolkit

This toolkit provides guidance in regards to the medical, psychological, and social needs of pregnant women with opioid use disorders, thereby improving maternal and newborn health outcomes. It has been developed to help maternal health providers advance the clinical interventions by offering screening, treatment engagement and coordinated care throughout the pregnancy and post-delivery.

Working with Service Members, Veterans, and their Families (SMVF)

Symbols of various military services

People who work with Service Members, Veterans and their Families (SMVF) to prevent, treat and support recovery from addictions find that understanding the particular cultural context of military service increases their ability to engage and establish rapport. According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, in 2014, there were 379,772 Massachusetts living veterans between the ages of 18 and 84, about two-thirds of them aged 45 and older. You might not know that you are working with someone who served or a family member.