Best, Promising and Innovative Work Underway

Throughout the United States, children and their families are feeling the impact of substance use. About 1 in 8 children ages 17 or younger reside in a home where at least one parent has a substance use disorder. Learn more about the work that helps put children and families back on the path forward.


Report highlights novel (wearable) device to prevent opioid overdoses.
ACF recommendation for improving the permanency and well-being of children.
Resources for issues and best practices for serving women involved with substance use and their families.
Part of the collection of studies of the NIH Heal Initiative to better understand brain development, beginning in the perinatal period, and extending through early childhood, including variability in development and how it contributes to cognitive, behavioral, social, and emotional function.
The Advancing Clinical Trials in Neonatal Opioid Withdrawal Syndrome (ACT NOW) Program aims to inform the clinical care of infants who are exposed to opioids in the womb.

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University of Maryland is leading a Breakthrough Series Collaborative (BSC) to make Baltimore a more trauma-informed, resilient city.
POWER SOURCE, a Lionheart Foundation, program for youth at-risk, listed on Crime, an evidence-based repository of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) that serves as a clearinghouse of information about what works and what is promising in justice programs and practices. Power Source...
University of Maryland is leading a Breakthrough Series Collaborative (BSC) to make Baltimore a more trauma-informed, resilient city.
NYC study examining impact of zero-tolerance student discipline policy, particularly the practice of suspension. The study also found that schools can be safe places for students even if the surrounding neighborhood is relatively unsafe.
Delivering Innovation in Supportive Housing (DISH) and The Drug Overdose Prevention and Eduction (DOPE) Project’s new San Francisco Project have pioneered a new harm reduction technology from Brave Coop (Brave Harm Reduction) that puts peers at the center of overdose response, saving lives and...

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Information about Rural Community Health Initiative Compendium of Best Practices.
The Colorado Farm Bureau and several agriculture and behavioral health partners, launched the Colorado Agricultural Addiction and Mental Health Program.
This issue of Transforming Care profiles regional partnerships that aim to bolster access to maternity care in rural communities.
This report shares key highlights of the Study to Promote Innovation in Rural Integrated Telepsychiatry (SPIRIT).
This guide presents information on evidence-based policing practices in small, rural, and tribal agencies, which often have different problems and different needs from the large, urban agencies where most law enforcement research is conducted - as well as different strengths.

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Toolkit to help tribal justice system practitioners create or enhance reentry programs for American Indians and Alaska Natives
Pilot project delivering health coach training to health professional and community members to improve care for Alaska Native/ American Indian populations.
Provided by the Administration for Children and FamiliesToolbox presents a collection of research, evaluations, and other programmatic resources for Tribal TANF-Child Welfare Coordination (TTCW) grantees
Native youth-led Town Halls held virtually provided an opportunity for young participants to share concerns about public safety and tribal juvenile justice issues.
Discusses a hospital's efforts to establish cultural competence through the implementation of components of evidence-based guidelines.

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