Head Start Takes a Stand Against Opioids

Dr. Deborah Bergeron

By Dr. Deborah Bergeron

Find out how the Office of Head Start is addressing the opioid crisis and other substance use disorders. In this video, Dr. Bergeron shares some of the creative approaches Head Start programs have taken to support children who are affected by substance use, including wrap-around care and supports to grandparents who are raising their grandchildren. She also discusses the regional meetings on opioids and highlights the relationships established with the medical community. Dr. Bergeron shares a love note about an organization in Missouri that created a pioneering bridge program to continue providing family supports to Head Start children from kindergarten to second grade.

 

Head Start Takes a Stand Against Opioids

Dr. Deborah Bergeron is the Director of the Office of Head Start.