Children Affected by Methamphetamine (CAM) is a Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) funded grant program focused on expanding and/or enhancing services to children and their families who are affected by methamphetamine use and abuse. The Public Health Service Act of 509 provided funding over a four-year period to 12 Family Treatment Drug Courts (FTDC) to improve the well-being, permanency, and safety outcomes of children who are in, or at-risk of out-of-home placement as a result of a parent’s or caregiver’s methamphetamine or other substance abuse.
The Center for Children and Family Futures an Irvine, California based non profit, in partnership with Macro International, were awarded a contract to support the grant program. The goals of the CAM Support Contract are to develop a performance measurement system in collaboration with the grantees; provide programmatic and evaluation-related technical assistance to grantees; and to assess and analyze data submitted on grantee performance measures. Under the support contract, grantees will also receive technical assistance on data collection, performance measurement and evaluation topics. The National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare (NCSACW), funded by an interagency agreement between the Children’s Bureau (CB) and SAMHSA, will provide programmatic technical assistance to the grantees on a variety of topics, including collaboration, program sustainability, and substance abuse treatment practices for women and families.