Since 2013, the Family Drug Court Training and Technical Assistance (FDC TTA) Program has hosted the Family Treatment Court (FTC) Learning Academy, bringing FTC teams relevant research, information, and practice examples to respond to emergent issues in the field. This year, the FTC Learning Academy is shifting to the FTC Practice Academy to emphasize that improving outcomes for families requires a change in practice.
The 2021 FTC Practice Academy Series offers support to professionals from FTCs, child welfare, substance use disorder (SUD) treatment, dependency court, and other partners as they advance their collaborative capacity. This year, the FDC TTA team encourages professionals to put the pieces together by discussing, applying, and merging central child welfare, SUD treatment, and FTC practices and policies to improve outcomes with equity for all families. Specifically, attendees will:
- Learn from experts and practitioners about “what, why, and how” to implement best practices and improve outcomes with equity for all families in FTC and the larger systems.
- Create an action plan to implement research and best practices, showing “what works” for families affected by SUDs.
- Share innovations and inspiration between FTCs.