Project SCOPE (Supporting Children of the OPioid Epidemic)

The University of Cincinnati UCEDD/LEND is involved in two training initiatives focusing on educating those that work with young children on the impact of the opioid crisis on young children.


We are proud to partner with The Wyoming Center for Disabilities and The Nisonger Center at The Ohio State University on this project and are in the process of training 16 other states in the SCOPE ECHO model. 10 states have been recruited so far for Cohort 1 and training will begin in July. States will offer SCOPE ECHO in the next 1-2 years in their communities.

The Ohio SCOPE ECHO team will offer bi-weekly Zoom sessions for professionals who work with young children impacted by the opioid crisis.

Session Four: Developmental Monitoring and Linking to Services/ Having Difficult Conversations
Date: September 18th, 2020
Expert Presenters: Andrea Witwer and Stephanie Weber (Developmental Monitoring), John Kinsel (Infant Mental Health), and Nurse Navigators: Stacey Lee, Kristin Kerwin, and Sue Meeks (Difficult Conversations)
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Session Five: Trauma and the ARC Model
Date: October 2nd, 2020
Expert Presenter: Michelle Roley-Roberts
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Session Six: Trauma, Substance Exposure and Language Development
Date: October 16th, 2020
Expert Presenter: Lesley Raisor-Becker
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Session Seven: Trauma, Substance Exposure and Sensory Concerns
Date: October 30th, 2020
Expert Presenter: Kathy Krebs
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Session Eight: Models of Care/SCOPE Wrap Up
Date: November 13th, 2020
Expert Presenters: Susan Ford/SCOPE Team
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Online Training Module for Early Childhood Care Providers

This is a two-hour online training available for Step Up to Quality credit in Ohio.

For more information, contact Steph Weber,