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BCAPOP's Perinatal Substance Use 101 Certificate Training (Live/Online)

  • July 23, 2024
  • 9:00 AM
  • July 24, 2024
  • 2:30 PM
  • Zoom
  • 7



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.

These sessions will not be recorded to ensure the privacy of attendees.

Registration Fees:

BCAPOP Members: $350.00/registrant

Non-Members: $425.00/registrant

Group of 4 or more? Contact us to access a savings of $25/registrant. Simply email Jenna at to access this discount. 

Registration is non-refundable; however, name transfers are allowed.  

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
    • Chest/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

    Facilitator: Heather Cameron, RN, BScN 

    Heather Cameron is honoured to work, play and live on the ancestral, traditional and unceded territory of the Secwepemc Nation.  Heather is a Registered Nurse with a Perinatal Specialty Certificate who has been working with pregnant people in a variety of settings since 2005.  Her experience includes program planning, public speaking, and spearheading community development events. As a Registered Nurse, Heather has worked in several fields including withdrawal management, labour & delivery, and maternity.  

    Heather has a proven track record of being able to bring communities together with her experience organizing conferences, creating grass-roots programs, and influencing system changes at the local, regional, and provincial levels.  Two projects that Heather is most proud of include a peer-based recovery support group for birth parents affected by substance use, Mothers for Recovery, and the Healthy Care Pregnancy Program that supports perinatal people who use substances.  Heather may be most well-known for her Perinatal Substance Use Training that she created and has been presenting since 2007 throughout BC, Canada and beyond.  Her volunteer involvement on a variety of committees including Foundry Kamloops, Make Children First, Perinatal Connections, Raise-a Reader, and S.W.A.T. (Sex Workers Accessing Treatment) has influenced Heather’s knowledge base and ability to create impactful change within communities.  Heather’s experience, passion and credentials all contribute to her drive to guide BCAPOP as Executive Director. 

    Important Information For Paid Event Registrations:
    Reminder For Paid Virtual Event Registrations: Registration is for the paid registrant only, and is not be shared/viewed with non-registrants. BCAPOP reserves the right to invoice the paid registrant for any additional unpaid viewers using the paid registration.

    Member Pricing: Only individuals listed under a member profile are eligible to receive member pricing. You must be logged in to your BCAPOP account BEFORE REGISTERING for a paid event in order to receive discounted member pricing, as pricing cannot be adjusted after registration. Member accounts must be in good standing to receive discounted member pricing.

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