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Recovery-Friendly Care for Families Affected by Opioid Use Disorder


Available: 06/15/2022-06/14/2025


Price: $0.00
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There is much at stake when parents in early opiate recovery welcome a new baby into their home. Parents are often strongly motivated to maintain recovery and be excellent parents. For the infants, successful support can mean early upstream Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) prevention.

Pediatricians working with young children and families affected by opioid use often encounter challenges when initiating successful and sustainable practices in coordinating care for postpartum people with opioid use disorder (OUD), and infants diagnosed with neonatal opioid withdrawal syndrome (NOWS). This course aims to support community pediatricians and their teams in implementing recovery-friendly approaches and environments within the patient- and family-centered medical home framework.

This course is organized in 3 units.

Unit 1: Benefits of Coordinated Care

Upon completion of Unit 1, you will be able to:

  • Explain the potential positive health outcomes of a strength-based trauma informed approach  for infants with NOWS and birth parents with or recovering from OUD.
  • Describe the racial and ethnic disparities in care for newborns and infants exposed to prenatal opioids.

Unit 2: The Pediatric Medical Home

Upon completion of Unit 2, you will be able to:

  • Outline the components of a recovery friendly pediatric practice and how they integrate within the pediatric medical home.
  • Highlight the disproportionate involvement of children of color in the child welfare system and the role of racism within the medical system contributing to these disparities.

Unit 3: Multidisciplinary Pediatric and Adult Care

Upon completion of Unit 3, you will be able to

  • Describe practical strategies for collaboration of multidisciplinary pediatric and adult provider teams to facilitate access to quality, comprehensive, and continuous care.
  • Describe the disparities in opioid use disorder treatment for pregnant and postpartum women of color.

Course Details

  • Start Date: June 15, 2022
  • Online Access Expires: June 14, 2025
  • Credit Expires: June 14, 2025
  • Activity Type: Asynchronous Online Course
  • Course ID: 59630


This material was supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of a financial assistance award totaling $500,000 with 100 percent funded by CDC/HHS. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by American Academy of Pediatrics, CDC/HHS, or the U.S. Government.


Subject Matter Experts

Davida Schiff, MD, MSc, FAAP

Steven Chapman, MD, FAAP

Andrew Hsi, MD, MPH, FAAP


Rachel Daskalov

Tiffany Colarusso

AAP Member: FREE

Non-Member: FREE

  • AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

  • Enduring Materials

  • AAP Credit Only

  • AAP Credit


  • NAPNAP Credit Contact Hours

  • MOC

  • MOC Part 2


Physician - Recovery-Friendly Care for Families Affected by Opioid Use Disorder

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The AAP designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity is acceptable for a maximum of 1.00 AAP credits. These credits can be applied toward the AAP CME/CPD Award available to Fellows and Candidate Members of the AAP.

This activity is approved for 1.00 points of MOC Part 2 credit by the American Board of Pediatrics through the AAP MOC Portfolio Program.  All approved activities must be completed by the MOC Credit Approval End Date. All deadlines and MOC point values should be confirmed by checking the ABP Activity Catalog within each physician’s ABP Portfolio. Consult your ABP portfolio at for details about your specific certification requirements. For questions about how to access this activity, contact

Allied Health Professional - Recovery-Friendly Care for Families Affected by Opioid Use Disorder

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

This program is accredited for 1.00 NAPNAP CE contact hours of which 0.00 contain pharmacology (Rx) content, (0.00 related to psychopharmacology) (0.00 related to controlled substances), per the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) Continuing Education Guidelines. The AAP is designated as Agency #A17. Upon completion of the program, each participant desiring NAPNAP contact hours must send a completed certificate of attendance to Payment of $15 for NAPNAP members and nonmembers is required via credit card for all NAPNAP contact hour requests. Keep this certificate for your records for six (6) years. Requests for duplicate certificates should be made to the AAP.

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