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Ask the Expert: “TWEAK” and “4P” to Ensure Healthy Pregnancies and Babies: An Overview of Substance Use Disorder Screening Tools

June 25, 2015

Screening pregnant and postpartum women is critically important to ensuring that women are cared for and connected to the services they may need to have a healthy pregnancy and healthy babies. This Ask the Expert webinar will provide an overview on Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) for identifying problematic drug and alcohol use and will provide information about two screening tools, the TWEAK (Tolerance, Worry, Eye Opener, Amnesia, Cut-Down) and the 4Ps (Parents, Partners, Past, and Pregnancy), which have been validated for use with pregnant women. Brief intervention techniques will also be discussed. Time for questions will be allotted during the webinar.


Rekha Sreedhara, MPH, JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc.