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COVID-19 provides many challenges to the well-being and social emotional functioning of children. The stress on caregivers makes it difficult for them to provide the needed support for children. Mental health practitioners can provide a helpful service to children and their families through the use of telehealth and other technologies. This brief provides information for how providers can connect with children and families to give them the tools and support they need to get through these difficult times.
This 2018 webinar from the National Conference of State Legislators presents information on opiiods and early adversity and discusses childhood trauma and addiction. It also presents examples of successes in Tennesee and Vermont.
This chart outlines elements of the Victims of Crime Act. The Crime Victims Fund (the Fund) was established by the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) of 1984. The Fund is financed by fines and penalties paid by convicted federal offenders, not from tax dollars.
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.
National experience demonstrates that prevention initiatives have contributed to past or ongoing reductions in cocaine use, underage drinking, and youth cigarette smoking. Identifying evidence-based preventive measures for opioids remains a work-in progress that will require more documentation of how prevention strategies can best ameliorate the current crisis. This article presents an update and makes the case for more research, evaluation and community-based prevention.
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.
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.
A map of states indicating where marijuana is legalized.
This resource is a summary of the Family First Prevention Services Act produced by Alliance for Strong Families ant Communiites and PCG Consulting. It provides an overview of each part of the bill as well as a timeline allowed for implementation delays.
This e-publication provides guidelines and suggestions to help victim service practitioners and program administrators improve the quality and consistency of their response to crime victims. Select from the Program Standards, Competency Standards, and Ethical Standards buttons below or use the menu on the left to learn more about the purpose and scope of the standards; how to use the standards to improve crime. victim/survivor survivors; and terms, definitions, and resources related to the standards.