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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 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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.

Webinar Materials:

Alcohol/Drug Services
Risk Assessment

Promote Quality

Smoking Abstinence


Ask the Expert

The Healthy Start EPIC Center is operated by the National Institute for Children's Health Quality. This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number 1 UF5MC327500100 titled Supporting Healthy Start Performance Project. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

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