Screening, Assessment and Triage

Date: 
July 17, 2007
Presenters: 
Nancy K. Young, Director, National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare
Presenters: 
David Brenna, Senior Policy Analyst Office of the Governor, Mental Health Transformation Project
Presenters: 
Glenn Baldwin, Chemical Dependency Planning Specialist Washington State Department of Social and Health Services, Division of Alcohol and Substance Abuse
Presenters: 
David de la Fuente, Substance Abuse Program Manager Washington State Department of Social and Health Services, Children’s Administration

The webinar series was presented by the Administration for Children and Families, Region 10 – Seattle and the National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare.

Findings and practical experience have established that no single checklist yields the kind of information caseworkers need to make difficult decisions about whether parents need substance abuse treatment and if children are safe. There is an array of screening instruments and practice principles that, if used appropriately, can provide timely information to guide those decisions. Models will be presented to help staff of public and private agencies respond to families affected by substance use disorders.