The Plan of Safe Care: A Strengths-Based Organizational Tool to Support Pregnant Persons and Families


The Plan of Safe Care Portfolio is a new tool created to meet a federal mandate that, while originally enacted in 1974, has most recently been amended in 2019. This federal law requires that states have plans of safe care for infants born and identified as being affected by substance use or withdrawal symptoms of both legal and illegal substances (Texas Children's Commission, 2022). Input from stakeholders, evidence from quality studies, and evaluation data from previous education activities has shown us that providers engaging with pregnant women and families are lacking awareness of the tool as well as ways to implement the tool as needed with their patients. Explanations of the purpose and target audiences for this tool (including expansion to include those involved with child welfare, homelessness, incarceration, or multiple caregiver situations) as well as case scenarios and things to consider before implementation of the Plan of Safe Care Portfolio will be discussed within the content of this course.
 
Once you are registered for the course, please click on the blue bar to access the video content, and once you have completed the video, click the green button to complete the evaluation.  Extra course materials which will enhance the viewing of the video have also been provided below by clicking on the link under "Course Material(s)". Once you have completed the evaluation, a certificate of completion will be issued to you and stored in your Learning Express account for access at any time. By completing the evaluation you are stating that you have completed the CNE requirements as outlined below:
 
Requirements for Successful Completion: To receive contact hours for this continuing education activity, the participant must register, watch the entire video, and complete and submit the evaluation form. Once successful completion has been verified, a “Certificate of Successful Completion” will be awarded for 1.5 contact hours.
 
Accreditation Statement: University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
 
Conflicts of Interest: The activity’s Nurse Planner has determined that no one who has the ability to control the content of this CNE activity – planning committee members and presenters/authors/content reviewers – has a conflict of interest.
 

Fee

$20.00

CE Hours

1.50

CE Units

0.150

Activity Type

  • Knowledge

Target Audience(s)

  • Registered Nurses

 

 

Speaker(s)/Author(s)

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Angela Cummings
Assistant Professor Section of Public Health & Child Abuse Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine


Brief Bio : Angie Cummings, DrPH is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics within Baylor College of Medicine’s Section of Public Health Pediatrics. Her current projects include: evaluation of integrated behavioral health in community-based pediatric practices, evaluation of a community outreach program for pregnant women at risk of substance use disorder, working with a team to reimagine the pediatric primary care practice, and investigating health care utilization among children in foster care. Overall, her interests include maternal and child health research and evaluation with a focus on identification and elimination of health disparities, promoting health equity, community engagement and collaboration, global health, and program sustainability. Angie believes in providing holistic care for children and their families and feels this care starts with community-level prevention efforts to promote equity and reduce health disparities.
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Beth Van Horne
Assistant Professor, Baylor College of Medicine


Brief Bio : Beth Van Horne, DrPH, MPH, is an assistant professor of pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine and the director of research for the Division of Public Health Pediatrics at Texas Children’s Hospital. Dr. Van Horne has over fifteen years working in maternal child health, with experiences in both academic and community settings. Her research and programmatic work have been focused broadly around improving child and family well-being by identifying community needs and trends, helping community programs collect better evaluation measures to make informed decisions, and by helping bring research-based interventions into practice. Current projects and areas of interest include: early childhood caregiver support, postpartum depression, perinatal substance use, behavioral health, child abuse and neglect, and services and programs for foster and at-risk families.

Release Date: Jun 12, 2022
Credit Expiration Date: Jun 12, 2024

CE Hours

1.50

Fee

$20.00