Working to Create the Best Outcomesfor infants born substance-exposed and their families
SEPI-CT works with both providers and families across Connecticut to bring awareness to substance exposure during pregnancy, and to ensure families have access to the treatment, recovery, and support resources they need.
Offer compassionate care to families and birthing people. We provide education on the legislation that impacts families touched by prenatal substance exposure, and resources that build your capacity to help.
For Individuals & Families
Being pregnant and struggling with substance use can feel overwhelming, but you are not alone. Find the support you need, and create a plan that documents and explains the resources you have in place.
Our Core Values
Recovery & Harm Reduction OrientedRecovery & Harm Reduction Oriented The path to recovery is not singular. We respect each individual’s journey and meet them where they are.
Inclusivity & RepresentationInclusivity & Representation We actively work to uplift, empower, and break down barriers to care for historically oppressed minority populations.
Destigmatization & EmpowermentDestigmatization & Empowerment We strive to eliminate the stigma associated with substance use, and empower individuals to seek the support they need.
Capacity BuildingCapacity Building We connect providers, professionals, and healthcare systems with tools and expertise to deliver compassionate, quality care.
Data InformedData Informed We continuously seek opportunities for quality improvement and new data collection to best serve our populations’ needs.
What is a Family Care Plan?
For people who are pregnant and using substances, a family care plan helps them prepare for the arrival of their baby. This is a document that outlines all the services, strategies, and supports in place to meet the wellness needs of the birthing person and their family.Create Your Plan
Step 1Choose the method that’s most convenient for youUse the 211 website, download a template, or speak with your medical provider
Step 2Select the resources and services you need
Step 3Share your plan with your health care providers