Web-based Learning 2017-06-21T17:08:57+00:00
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Comprehensive Framework to Improve Outcomes for Families Affected by Substance Use Disorders and Child Welfare Involvement

Children and Family Futures’ Comprehensive Framework offers a set of proven policy and practice strategies for communities to implement to improve outcomes for families affected by substance use disorders and involvement with child welfare services. CFF developed this framework over several decades of experience working with hundreds of collaborative partnerships serving these families, supported through federal-and privately-funded initiatives. The [...]

July 29th, 2020|Focus Areas: , | Resource Type: |

Infants with Prenatal Substance Exposure and their Families: Five Points of Family Intervention

This TA tool is for collaborative teams to learn about the Five Points of Family Intervention and identify major points in time in which their agencies can improve outcomes for infants with prenatal substance exposure, pregnant and parenting women with substance use disorders, and their families. The tool provides examples of policy and practice strategies at each of the [...]

July 10th, 2020|Focus Areas: , | Resource Type: |

Serving Native Families Affected by Substance Use Disorder: Active Efforts and Plans of Safe Care

Date: June 30th, 2020 Speakers: Ken DeCerchio (Deputy Project Director, National Quality Improvement Center for Collaborative Community Court Teams) Suzanne Garcia (Tribal Law and Policy Institute) Stephanie Weldon (Yurok Health and Human Services) Alita Redner (Yurok Health and Human Services) Description:  Substance use disorders among pregnant women and the number of infants born with prenatal substance exposure [...]

July 7th, 2020|Focus Areas: , | Resource Type: |

In-Depth Technical Assistance Program Description

This document provides an overview of the National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare’s (NCSACW) In-Depth Technical Assistance (IDTA) program, which has been provided to 26 unique sites since 2003. The brief describes the IDTA program model, including the phases of the IDTA model, the role of the IDTA Change Liaison, IDTA’s foundational frameworks, and key lessons of [...]

July 2nd, 2020|Focus Areas: | Resource Type: |

In-Depth Technical Assistance-Infants with Prenatal Substance Exposure (IDTA-IPSE): Working Together to Address the Needs of Infants with Prenatal Substance Exposure, Their Families, And Caregivers

This brief summarizes the accomplishments, key findings, and conclusions that emerged from three In-Depth Technical Assistance-Infants with Prenatal Substance Exposure sites: Delaware, Minnesota, and New York. Engagement with the state teams between 2016-2018 focused on developing policies and protocols to successfully implement the CAPTA requirements, especially those that pertain to hospital notifications to Child Protective Services, Plans of Safe [...]

July 2nd, 2020|Focus Areas: | Resource Type: |

Teen Matters – Meeting The Needs Of Adolescent Youth

Teen Matters – Meeting The Needs Of Adolescent Youth Overview Coming Soon! This Café Conversation will highlight the importance of serving adolescent youth in your family treatment court (FTC).  Their development needs and social connections require an approach that emphasizes youth engagement and meaningful relationships with peers and adults.  [...]

June 26th, 2020|Focus Areas: , | Resource Type: |

Infants with Prenatal Substance Exposure Initiative Final Report 2016-2018

This final report summarizes the work of Delaware, New York, and Minnesota through the In-Depth Technical Assistance-Infants with Prenatal Substance Exposure (IDTA-IPSE) program. It presents findings, challenges, and barriers sites identified as they assessed changes made toward improving the safety, health, permanency, and well-being of infants affected by prenatal substance exposure, primarily opioids. This report also summarizes sites’ efforts [...]

June 24th, 2020|Focus Areas: , | Resource Type: |

Conveying Your Message – Strategies for Promoting Your Program

Download the Conveying Your Message TA Tool Date: 6/24/2020 Speaker: Tara L. Kunkel, MSW Description:  Conveying the message of your program is an essential part of sustainability and growth. The story you tell needs to convey the value of your program to the families you serve, community stakeholders, and policy makers in a way that justifies resources [...]

June 22nd, 2020|Focus Areas: , , | Resource Type: |