Improving outcomes for families affected by parental substance use disorders and child welfare involvement starts with a cross-systems commitment and coordinated approach to address the multiple and complex needs of parents and children. Through collaborative efforts around the country, evidence is emerging of what families need to succeed in their efforts to reunify with their children and maintain their recovery. The brief summarizes the experiences, lessons learned, and outcomes of the collaborative efforts of the Children Affected by Methamphetamine (CAM) grant program (October 2010 – September 2014). The brief also provides an overview of the grant program, the grantees, and key implementation lessons learned and highlights the CAM program’s interim safety, permanency, recovery, and well-being outcomes for the 1,850 families served during the first three years of the grant.

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CAM Brief 2014.pdf