Perinatal Substance Use Disorders 201: Expanding Skills and Knowledge to Care for Families Affected by Substance Use Disorders

Available through Dec 31, 2025 Open Medicine Mental Health Nursing Public Health

Perinatal Substance Use Disorders 201: Expanding Skills and Knowledge to Care for Families Affected by Substance Use Disorders


Register now for this online self-guided course.

Perinatal Substance Use Disorders (PSUDs) 201 expands on skills introduced in PSUDS 101 and provides an overview of key concepts in reproductive justice, perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, polysubstance use, and levels of care for sustained recovery. Participants will also learn methods for educating, sharing information, and supporting the interdisciplinary care teams.

The target audience is the interdisciplinary team with a focus on inpatient and outpatient nurses, social workers, counselors, and medical providers.

This training module consists of five (5) key topics:

1. The Intersection of Reproductive Justice and PSUD
2. Polysubstance Use in Pregnancy
3. Treatment Options and Levels of Care
4. Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders
5. Priorities for Education, Information Sharing, and Support Measures for the Care Team

With Support From



This educational offering is a collaboration of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and The Pew Charitable Trusts.

The views expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of The Pew Charitable Trusts or the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Target Audience

This training course is intended for nurses, physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, students, residents, behavioral health providers, and any other professionals interested in perinatal substance use.


  • Define Reproductive Justice as a framework and discuss its intersection with perinatal substance use disorders.
  • Examine the impact of polysubstance use with an emphasis on non-opioid substances and novel opioids on pregnancy and breastfeeding to formulate evidence-based best practices.
  • Examine perinatal mood and anxiety disorders and their prevalence.
  • Define levels of care and behavioral health treatment modalities for sustained recovery from substance use disorders.
  • Formulate priorities for education, information sharing, and support measures for your team related to perinatal substance use disorders.


  • Erin R. Bowman, LCAS, LCSW, CCS
  • Essence N. Hairston, LCSW, LCAS, CCS
  • Caitlin Hettich, MFA, MSW, LCSWA, LCASA
  • Amy E. Marietta, MD, MPH, FAAFP, FASAM


Perinatal Substance Use Disorders 201: Expanding Skills and Knowledge to Care for Families Affected by Substance Use Disorders

12/31 5:00 PM – 5:00 PM


.100 CEU

The Mountain Area Health Education Center designates this entire online continuing education activity as meeting the criteria for 0.10 CEU as established by the National Task Force on the Continuing Education Unit.

1.000 Contact Hours

MAHEC designates this online continuing education activity as meeting the criteria for 1.0 Contact Hour.

1.000 Nursing Contact Hours

1.0 Nursing Contact Hour Activity # AP 008-2147 Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the North Carolina Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

1.000 CME for Physician Assistants

Physician Assistants: AAPA accepts certificate of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician Assistants may receive a maximum of 1.0 hour of Category 1 credit for completing this program.

1.000 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit TM

Accreditation: The Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) is accredited by the North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Credit Designation: MAHEC designates this online enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Disclosure Statement: MAHEC adheres to the ACCME Standards regarding industry support to continuing medical education. Disclosure of faculty and commercial support relationships, if any, will be made known at the activity.

1.000 Contact Hours (category A) CE for NC Psychologists

MAHEC is recognized by the North Carolina Psychology Board as an approved Provider of Category A Continuing Education for North Carolina Licensed Psychologists. Approved for 1.0 hour Category A.


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