States and Communities Sharing Their Experience: Strength and Hope for Recovery for Children and Families

Date: 
May 6, 2008
Presenters: 
Nancy K. Young, Director, National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare
Presenters: 
Cathleen Otero, Deputy Director, National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare
Presenters: 
Larry Pasti, Director, Bureau of Planning & Intervention Design, Strategic Planning & Policy Development, New York State Office of Children & Family Services
Presenters: 
Dan Griffin, Court Operations Analyst- Chemical Health, Minnesota Judicial Branch, State Court Administrator’s Office, Court Services Division
Presenters: 
Robert Long, Administrator for Access and Outpatient Services, Kennebec Behavioral Health, Maine
Presenters: 
Michael Brennan, Policy Associate, Cutler Institute for Child and Family Policy, Muskie School of Public Service, University of Southern Maine

Presented by the National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare and the National Child Welfare Resource Center for Organizational Improvement

This session highlights agencies that have built their capacity across child welfare, substance abuse treatment and courts, to screen, assess and treat families with substance use disorders. Hear how these sites got started in their collaborative efforts, the steps they took to strengthen their systems, and the technical assistance that has helped them along their way. Each site also shares lessons they have learned about overcoming the barriers to collaboration and to building a network of identification, referral and treatment services.