Foster Parenting Babies with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) by Christy Tennant Krispin

Foster Parenting Babies with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS)

Pediatric Nurse and Premier Baby Planners co-founder Monica Simmons and A Fostered Life Founder Christy Tennant Krispin discuss all things NAS (Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome). 

The sad fact is, if you provide foster care for babies, chances are you will at some point have a baby with NAS. With the rise in heroin addiction especially, babies are coming into care with challenges related to having been exposed to illicit substances in utero. It’s important for foster parents to be informed about how best to care for a baby experiencing the after-effects of in-utero exposure and withdrawal, and to help get services in place early to address potential cognitive and developmental delays.

In this resource, we talk about various substances and how they can affect a baby’s brain, both in the short-term and long-term, and how to nurture and care for a baby facing challenges related to NAS.

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FFP Coaching Call- Foster Parenting Babies with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome.mp4
(1h 17m 27s)