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Interested in attending BCAPOP's most sought-after training?

BCAPOP offers its Perinatal Substance Use Training throughout the year to helping professionals and peers from across the country.  
 Registration is limited to 30 people and spots always fill up fast!

BCAPOP also offers in person or virtual private contract Perinatal Substance Use Training for groups of up to 30.

Email Heather at for details and pricing

About the PSU Training:
BCAPOP’s Executive Director, Heather Cameron, RN, BScN, will use both her professional and personal lived experience combined with up-to-date best practices, research and resources to offer professionals and peers the knowledge and know how to support pregnant, postpartum and newly parenting people who use substances. This training workshop will provide you with the insight, evidence-based information, increased confidence and comfort to implement useful tools, approaches and strategies to help you engage, support and maintain the supportive relationships necessary to offer gold standard care to your clients, participants or patients.

This 2-day training workshop is limited to 30 participants to foster an intimate, engaging and safe place to reflect, share and grow in your professional practice in meaningful ways. All participants will receive printed resources to help build their own best practice toolkit.

Day 1 Overview:

  • Opening roundtable introductions
  • A basic introduction to:
  • Language matters
  • The effects of substance use in pregnancy
  • Withdrawal management in pregnancy
  • Opioid Agonist Treatment (OAT) in pregnancy
  • Breastfeeding, substance use & harm reduction

Day 2 Overview:

  • A basic introduction to:
    • The importance of wrap-around support and building a village
    • Approaches and tools to provide best practice support that aims to be trauma-informed and culturally safe
    • Supporting through transitions in and out of acute care, institutions and through engagement with child welfare
    • Province-wide resources for professionals and pregnant, postpartum and newly parenting people
  • Closing roundtable sharing

Feedback from a past participant:

I just wanted to reach out to you because I have done so many trainings in my career as I am sure you have- and I wasn’t even planning on taking any courses as I have such a busy schedule (as I am sure you can understand as well!) I saw this come up and decided to take it. I am so happy I did.

A big part of my job over the years is dealing with parents struggling with substance use during pregnancy and early parenthood and breastfeeding.

I loved the way you shared your personal stories intertwined in this training, it was done in such beautiful, helpful way.

I feel like there is always a dance between oversharing and sharing in a good way, when sharing our own personal experiences. The way you shared was very beneficial and beautiful and I believe a true gift to those taking the course.”

- Jordan Davis, Director of Health & Wellness, Williams Lake First Nation

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