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appropriate inclusion of case management, and successful treatment. During the screening and assessment process, the understanding and needs of the pregnant drug-using mother are taken into account. The use of standardized screening and assessment forms and protocols should be utilized to maintain sensitivity, validity, and accuracy. Ethnicity and culture play a role in
DRUG USE DURING PREGNANCY 3assessment. Validity and reliability have been established while the assessment and screening have been utilized on Caucasian and African American women. Most assessments do not take into account instruments for non-English speaking women. Many women from diverse ethinic backgrounds may find the assessment process threatening or intrusive based on the types of questions asked. The assessment should take into account the personal habits of diverse cultures which could be considered intrusive. According to Cipani (2018), screening and assessment utilizes an approach that affirms cultural strengths and relevance. Additionally, assessments tested on specific cultural groups should always be utilized.Program EvaluationCore Themes and Contemporary TheoriesBased on RBHA service offerings, the program provides a focus on stillbirth, miscarriage, low birth weight, premature birth, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, and other congenital disabilities due to substance use. Their program also mentions referrals for developmental screenings for children. The program focuses on teaching the pregnant mother about teratogens during the first trimester and the damage it causes. The program mentions how