Substance Use Plans of Safe Care

What is a Plan of Safe Care?

A POSC is designed to ensure the safety and well-being of an infant with prenatal substance exposure following their release from the care of a healthcare provider by addressing the health and substance use treatment needs of the infant and affected family or caregivers. The plan should be initiated in advance of the infant’s birth by a designated community organization, such as a substance use disorder treatment provider or the healthcare provider at the birth hospital, to ensure services are provided to the infant and the affected family or caregivers.

Read more about Plans of Safe Care in this Lerner Center Issue Brief by Alexandra Punch and Monika Taylor or view this poster presentation by SU student Margaret Rose.

Plan of Safe Care Workshop | February 11, 2021
plan of safe care brochure front page
plan of safe care document