The Use of Peers and Recovery Specialists in Child Welfare Settings

An examination of how child welfare agencies and family court programs have integrated peers and recovery specialists into their service delivery to support families affected by substance use disorders is highlighted in this brief. Also included is an overview of two models of support for families: peer support by persons who have experienced substance [...]

2020-05-12T22:19:32+00:00 Categories: NCSACW Page|

On the Ground: How States Are Addressing Plans of Safe Care for Infants with Prenatal Substance Exposure and Their Families

This technical assistance tool provides on-the-ground examples from states across the country that have implemented comprehensive approaches to Plans of Safe Care (POSC) for Infants with Prenatal Substance Exposure (IPSE) and their families and caregivers. These concrete examples can help states and agencies consider practice and policy systems changes to best serve these families [...]

2020-05-12T22:19:30+00:00 Categories: NCSACW Page|

Understanding Substance Use Disorder Treatment: A Resource Guide for Professionals Referring to Treatment

This technical assistance tool focuses on providing a fundamental understanding of the substance use treatment and recovery process. Designed to equip professionals who refer parents to substance use treatment, the tool includes a list of questions that child welfare or court staff can ask treatment providers to begin establishing a collaborative relationship with their [...]

2020-05-12T22:19:28+00:00 Categories: NCSACW Page|

Pathways of Communication Template

This resource introduces a protocol for communication across the systems involved describing critical junctures of decision-making and information sharing.   Click to View on the Website

2018-01-05T22:07:00+00:00 Categories: NCSACW Featured, NCSACW Page, Publication|Tags: |

Substance Abuse Specialists in Child Welfare Agencies and Dependency Courts

Project: NCSACW This publication focuses on key decisions regarding the placement of substance abuse specialists in either child welfare or dependency courts. Click to View on the NCSACW Website (.pdf)

Funding Family-Centered Treatment for Women

Project: NCSACW This companion publication assists treatment providers and state substance use agencies identify and access potential sources of funding. Click to View on the NCSACW Website (.pdf)

Family-Centered Treatment for Women with Substance Use Disorders

Project: NCSACW This publication discusses the role of family in the context of treatment for women with substance use disorders. Click to View on the NCSACW Website (.pdf)

Early Identification and Treatment of Prenatally Exposed Infants

Presenters: Sharon Burke, MD, Malia Beckwith, MD, David Babitsky, MBA In this webinar, attendees participated in a discussion on early identification of prenatally exposed infants at birth, definition of substance exposed infants across systems, and pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment of infants with NAS. Attendees for this webinar included medical partners, specifically pediatricians, neonatologists, [...]

2018-01-05T22:10:26+00:00 Categories: NCSACW Page, Webinar|

Understanding Substance Use Disorder Treatment in Your Community

Project: NCSACW This discussion guide is designed to help child welfare and court professionals increase their knowledge and capacity to better meet the needs of families with substance use disorders. It provides an overview of the substance use disorder treatment process as well as discussion questions that professionals can use to begin an ongoing [...]

A Collaborative Approach to the Treatment of Pregnant Women with Opioid Use Disorders

This guidance publication provides an overview of the extent of opioid use by pregnant women and the effects on the infant, evidence-based recommendations for treatment approaches from leading professional organizations, an in-depth case study, including ideas that can be adopted and adapted by other jurisdictions, and a guide for collaborative planning, including needs and [...]