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This one page fact sheet helps parents who have used drugs in the past talk to their child about drugs.
Using data from the National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being II (NSCAW II), this article examines the impact of caregiver substance abuse on children’s exposure to violence in the home in a nationally representative sample of families involved with child protective services (CPS). Logistic regression analyses indicate an increased risk of witnessing mild and severe violence in the home for children whose primary caregiver was abusing alcohol or drugs.
This brief summarizes the challenges involved in serving rural child welfare-involved families with substance use issues and highlight differences between rural and non-rural areas. The brief discuss strategies that could help alleviate difficulties in addressing child welfare cases in rural communities.
Since the late 1980s, policymakers have debated the question of how society should deal with the problem of women’s substance use during pregnancy. Prosecutors have attempted to rely on a host of criminal laws already on the books to attack prenatal substance use. This resource contains a chart outlines each state’s approach to dealing with this issue.
Policymakers know the opioid crisis needs a multidisciplinary response that includes law enforcement, physicians, nurses, and social workers. Civil legal aid partners are also essential and this fact sheet illustrates how to work with these partners.
This slide deck covers the following topics: effects of prenatal substance exposure on infants and child welfare services; changes in the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) regarding Plans of Safe Care for Infants and Caregivers and updates on What Works in Collaborative Teams and Family Treatment Court Standards.
The opioid epidemic continues to have devastating con­sequences for children and families across the country, with growing social and financial implications for states. This report highlights effective strategies by Kentucky, New Hampshire, and Virginia to support families impacted by opioid use disorder (OUD). It includes strategies, ideas for maximizing resources and opportunities to support children and families impacted by OUD.
This list of publications from the National Justice Reference Service was created to share information about programs that may support VOCA dollars to support drug endangered children. This resource is a list of citations.
The list of publications are recommended regarding supporting children of substance-abusing parents. The list of citations and abstracts was compiled by the national Criminal Justice Reference Service.
A general resource for medical professionals that describes the history and impact of opioid prescribing, criteria for diagnosis of opioid disorder, and treatment of opioid use disorder. Includes information about Medication Assisted Treatment,Cognitive Based Therapy and Contingency Management.