213059 Social Work Perspective of Healthy Babies are Worth the Wait

Tuesday, November 10, 2009: 9:14 AM

Katrina Thompson, MSW , State Director of Program Services, Kentucky March of Dimes, Lexington, KY
Karen Mandel, MSW , Office of the Medical Director, March of Dimes, White Plains, NY
The importance of social work at all three Intervention Sites will be outlined with a closer look at one site where the need for a social worker was identified at the start of the Initiative. This gap was filled through funding by a March of Dimes Community Grant. Specific goals, objectives and interventions will be discussed and preliminary results targeting clients with substance abuse problems will be presented,. The key role of the social worker as part of an interdisciplinary team to prevent preterm birth will be discussed.

Learning Objectives:
Objective: Describe the important role of social workers in programs to prevent preterm birth

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am the Administrator for the Healthy Babies are Worth the Wait program, I have given a number of talks about the Initiative including at the National Association of Perinatal Social Workers annual conference and I have a Master's of Social Work.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.