Seeing the World Through the Lens of Trauma
A key AAP advocacy priority is addressing the needs of vulnerable children impacted by the ongoing opioid epidemic. This crisis has significant and multifaceted impacts on child and family health and wellbeing. As families affected by parental substance use around the country face child welfare involvement, the Academy is working to support family-centered treatment-focused approaches. Developed in partnership with Casey Family Programs, this fact sheet is the first to synthesize national data related to the opioid crisis, child welfare systems, Medicaid, and child health. This fact sheets also offer policy solutions that can support vulnerable children and families.