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Strengthening Partnerships,
Improving Family Outcomes


The mission of Children and Family Futures is to improve safety, permanency, well-being, and recovery outcomes for children, parents, and families affected by trauma, substance use, and mental health disorders.

Who We Are
children have parents who need treatment for a substance use disorder
children entered foster care during the 2015 fiscal year
of those who need treatment services for a substance use disorder do not receive them


Featured Resources and Technical Assistance Tools

Through federally- and foundation-funded projects, Children and Family Futures and its small business subsidiary, Center for Children and Family Futures, produces publications, reports, Technical Assistance tools and web-based learning for the field. The following are featured resources from our work. For more resources or information related to a specific topic, please visit our resources page or click the “Request Assistance” button below or at the top of the page.

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Family Drug Courts

Developing, enhancing and expanding FDCs across the nation

Opioid Use Disorders and Medication Assisted Treatment

Implementing evidence-based practices to support families

Infants with Prenatal Substance Exposure

This study assessed State policy in prevention, intervention, identification, and treatment of prenatal substance exposure, including immediate and ongoing services for the infant, the mother, and the family.

Family-Centered Treatment

Two-generation programming to promote family well-being

Recovery Support Specialists

Improving family engagement and encouraging recovery

Screening and Assessment

Identifying substance use disorders among families in child welfare

Trauma-Informed Care

Building capacity to address trauma among families with substance use disorders

Collaborative Practice

Improving system collaboration between child welfare, substance use disorder treatment and the courts

Information Sharing and Data Systems

Facilitating communication across systems

Evaluation and Performance Measurement

Measuring program impacts and outcomes

Funding and Sustainability

Diversifying funding streams to promote long term growth

Veterans and Military Families

Responding to the needs of children and veterans