New Videos Available for Improving Care in Perinatal Substance Use

Dec 4, 2020 | Partners & Providers

First 5 Orange County is excited to share four compelling videos created by colleagues in Florida and adapted for broader use by First 5 Orange County.

The videos contain important information and messages on supporting pregnant and postpartum women with substance use behaviors. Please promote and share these resources widely!

For Providers

With rising rates of pregnant and postpartum women struggling with substance use, many providers struggle with ways to reach mothers and connect them to timely services.

Motivational Techniques and Plans of Safe Care (9 minutes, 33 seconds)
Learn how Plans of Safe Care are crucial to supporting mothers and babies who have been exposed to substances during pregnancy. Practice motivational techniques when working to connect women to services.

From Judgement to Healing (2 minutes, 26 seconds)
Learn how word choices can impact a woman’s decision to seek treatment and heal from substance use disorder.

SBIRT Role Play (8 minutes, 18 seconds)
Learn how to integrate Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) into your practice.

Consider including them in a staff meeting or as a training resource, and visit the resource listed at the end of each video (the Mother and Babies Substance Exposure Toolkit) for evidence-based practices, tools and information for further exploration.

For Women with Substance Use Behaviors

The following video was created for women with substance use behaviors and shares the stories of two women who have taken the journey to recovery. All are welcome to share it in waiting rooms and on social media.

Getting Real about Substance Use Disorder (4 minutes, 3 seconds)
Hear how two mothers made the brave decision to seek treatment and recovery.

All four videos can be viewed at

Please provide feedback by completing this short survey: Perinatal SUD Video Survey. Contact us through this survey if you are interested in customizing this video for your area.

Substance use screening tools and local recovery resources can also be found in the Orange County Perinatal Mental Health Toolkit.

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