Strengthening Partnerships,
Improving Family Outcomes


Children and Family Futures strives to prevent child abuse and neglect while improving safety, permanency, well-being and recovery outcomes with equity for all children, parents and families affected by trauma, substance use and mental health disorders.

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children have parents who need treatment for a substance use disorder1
children entered foster care during the 2018 fiscal year2
of those who need treatment services for a substance use disorder do not receive them3


CFF News You Can Use

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 “Contact Us” button below or at the top of the page.

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The Putting Ideas Into Action: Knowledge Application Series helps family treatment court (FTC) teams and other broad-based collaboratives advance a comprehensive family-centered approach. The series highlights lessons, progress, and challenges from the Round 2 Prevention and Family Recovery (PFR) grantees.

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The newly redesigned National Sobriety Treatment and Recovery Teams (START) webpage is now live! 

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The National Quality Improvement Center for Collaborative Community Court Teams’ new informational video, The Judge’s Role iPrevention: Implementing Plans of Safe Care features Judge Peggy Walker of the Douglas County Georgia Family Treatment Court. Judge Walker discusses the judge’s role in improving systems of care for infants with prenatal substance exposure and their families, implementing Plans of Safe Care, and preventing family separation.

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Coming Soon!

  • Coming Soon! The National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare (NCSACW) will release new resources on drug testing. Brief 1: Considerations for Developing a Child Welfare Drug Testing Policy and Protocol offers key steps for child welfare agency policymakers to consider when developing a drug testing policy for child welfare practice. Brief 2: Drug Testing for Parents Involved in Child Welfare: Three Key Practice Points provides considerations to help child welfare workers implement drug testing into their practice. The Briefs will be available on the Drug Testing in Child Welfare webpage. Contact the NCSACW at to receive an advanced copy.


  1. Lipari RN, & Van Horn SL (2017). Children living with parents who have a substance use disorder.
  2. United States. (2019). The AFCARS report. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Children’s Bureau.
  3. McCance-Katz, E. F. (2018). The National Survey on Drug Use and Health: 2018.