CW 360: Understanding Substance Use and Interventions in Child Welfare, Spring 2019

CW 360: Understanding Substance Use and Interventions in Child Welfare, Spring 2019
Posted 4/16/2020

Each year 8.7 million (SAMHSA, 2017) children and families are impacted by substance use and misuse in the United States. Many families become involved in the child welfare system due to substance use-related safety and parenting concerns. Child welfare and substance use professionals intersect in many ways, yet these fields of study, formal training, and prevention and intervention services remain very siloed. Collaboration between the child welfare and substance use communities is essential in supporting the complex needs of families. This issue explores the impact and implications of families’ co-occurring involvement in the child welfare and substance use disorder treatment systems. Local, state, and federal efforts to support families impacted by substance use are evolving and promising policy and practices are emerging. CW360° is divided into three sections: overview, practice, and perspectives and contains a glossary.