“Parenting from the Inside Out” is an evidence-based intervention delivered in substance use treatment settings that helps mothers with substance use disorders foster parent-child attachment, cope with stressful parenting situations, and promote their child’s healthy development. This 3 month counseling intervention both improves parent-child attachment and decreases rates of drug relapse among mothers. The proposed mechanism of action targeted by the intervention is a change in parental reflective functioning, defined as the capacity to recognize and make sense of mental states (especially emotional states), and understand how they influence behavior and relationships. This training in this intervention entails a total of 12 hours of didactic lectures.
This 12 hour program is designed for Social Workers and Mental Health Counselors and physicians providing mental health support.
In support of improving patient care, Baystate Health is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.