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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



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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Key Considerations for Applying an Equity Lens to Collaborative Practice explains how collaborative teams can assess existing policies to determine if and how they contribute to disproportionate and disparate outcomes for families. By working through the “Questions to Consider,” teams begin applying an equity lens to collaborative policies and practices. This brief serves as a companion to the Comprehensive Framework to Improve Outcomes for Families Affected by Substance Use Disorders and Child Welfare Involvement. Children and Family Futures developed the framework as a set of proven strategies to improve outcomes with equity for all children, parents, and families affected by trauma, substance use, and mental disorders.

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Check out the Family Treatment Court’s Practice Academy course, Beyond Compliance: Empowering Families to Build Recovery Capital for Sustained Recovery and Family Wellness for an animated video, exploration tool, a “Live Conversation” featuring recovery experts, and site examples to help build recovery capital in families and communities.  

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  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.