National Quality Improvement Center  for Collaborative Community Court Teams

Funded By: Administration on Children, Youth and Families – Children’s Bureau

QIC Webinar:  Implementing Plans of Safe Care

Jill Gresham, Senior Program Associate with the Substance Exposed Infants In-Depth Technical Assistance (SEI IDTA) initiative, hosts a discussion on implementation of the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) amendments to CAPTA regarding Plans of Safe Care for infants affected by prenatal substance exposure and their families or caregivers.  The presentation includes key components of Plans of Safe Care, as well as policy and practice examples from a number of states and counties.  

Presenter: Jill Gresham, MA

Date:  December 12, 2018

Resource Guide

Resource Description
CC4C – POSC Template Plan of Safe Care example template from North Carolina
Delaware – POSC Template Plan of Safe Care example template from Delaware.
Maryland – POSC Template Plan of Safe Care example template from Maryland.
VA Handle with CARE – POSC Template Plan of Safe Care example template from Virginia.
Neonatal-Abstinence-Syndrome-Booklet_NC_Mission Hospital A guide booklet for caregivers developed by the Mission Children’s Hospital in North Carolina
KY – POSC Guide and Template A Plan of Safe Care guide developed by Centerstone Kentucky Pregnant & Parenting Women Division
CYF POSC RFP A Plan of Safe Care Coordinator Request for Proposal (RFP) example from the Delaware.
A Planning Guide: Steps to Support a Comprehensive Approach to Plans of Safe Care The National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare (NCSACW), a program of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the Administration on Children, Youth and Families (ACYF), prepared this document to support policy makers, administrators, and service providers. The goal of the document is to foster collaborative responses across multiple systems to improve safety, permanency, and well-being outcomes for infants, recovery for their parents, and to meet the needs of families and caregivers.