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For Individuals & Families

If you are pregnant and struggling with drugs or alcohol, you are not alone.

Prenatal substance exposure impacts families across the country. For impacted families in Connecticut, there are treatment and recovery resources that can help. SEPI-CT is working to destigmatize the conversation around substance use during pregnancy, and we'll give you the facts you need.

Substance Exposure and Your Baby Substance Use and Pregnancy

What is a CAPTA Notification?

If your baby was exposed to alcohol or other drugs before birth, the hospital must submit a notification to a CAPTA Notification Portal, which is managed by Department of Children & Families (DCF). However, none of your information is included in this report, and there will be no DCF involvement as long as your family is safe.

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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.

Family Care Plan FAQs
  1. Step 1
    Choose the method that’s most convenient for you
    Use the 211 website, download a template, or speak with your medical provider
  2. Step 2
    Select the resources and services you need
  3. Step 3
    Share your plan with your health care providers

Help is Here.

Access Connecticut support services for issues including addiction and recovery, physical and emotional health, and parenting.

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