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November 2016Vol. 17, No. 8National Abandoned Infants Assistance Resource Center Webinar Series

Before closing its doors after 25 years on September 29, 2016, The National Abandoned Infants Assistance Resource Center (AIA) hosted a 2-day webinar series that focused on lessons learned from AIA grantees. AIA grantees shared their findings from working with young families affected by substance use and/or HIV. Each webinar highlights the practices grantees developed and/or implemented to promote the safety, permanency, and well-being of children, and the health and stability of families impacted by substance use and/or HIV.

The agendas topics for each day were as follows:

Day one:

  • "The Power of Peer Support for Pregnant and Parenting Women Affected by Substance Use"
  • "Supporting Strength and Strengthening Support: Minimizing Child Welfare Involvement for Substance Exposed Newborns and Their Families"
  • "Better Together: Lessons Learned From Collaboration"
  • "Families Growing Together: Integrating Evidence-Based Interventions and Direct Practice"

Day two:

  • "Practicing Safety Mindfulness Project for Mothers in Drug Treatment: Adapting Interventions in a Clinical Setting"
  • "Family 2 Matters: Lessons Learned From Supporting Families in a ‘Judgement-Free Zone"
  • "Lessons Learned in Implementing Electronic Tools in the Field"
  • "Families First: Lessons Learned on Creating and Implementing an Integrated Service Delivery Model for Families Impacted by HIV"
  • "Cross-Site Evaluations: Lessons Learned and a Sneak Peak into FY15 Data"

To access the webinar series, visit