Family Treatment Court Best Practice Standards (2019)

As the number of FTCs continues to grow, the need for a universal set of standards that define quality practice is clear. Under the leadership of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention—and with the assistance of representatives from the Children’s Bureau and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services [...]

2019-09-11T22:40:59+00:00 Categories: FDC TTA, Home page|

START Implementation Manual Chapter 1

Chapter 1 of the START Implementation Manual outlines the essential components of the START model and is available for download here.  The full manual is available as a part of consultation to provide guidance on implementation. Right-click a file name to download: START Implementation Manual Chapter 1 (.pdf) [...]

2019-04-18T22:56:25+00:00 Categories: START Home|

START Video Highlight

START was highlighted in a Kentucky Educational Television production entitled Safe and Sound. Safe and Sound presents programs and strategies for supporting the emotional health of children across a continuum of needs, as we're shown real-life parenting challenges of Kentucky families with young children. One of the most difficult challenges a [...]

2019-02-26T00:02:40+00:00 Categories: START Home|

START Evaluation and Publication List

A comprehensive list of peer-reviewed journal articles about the START model and outcomes from 2012-present. Right-click a file name to download: START Evaluation and Publication List (.pdf)

2019-02-25T22:24:16+00:00 Categories: START Home|

Tina Willauer Testimony

Tina Willauer, purveyor of START, testified before the US House of Representatives, Committee on Ways and Means, Human Resources Subcommittee Hearing on the Heroin Epidemic and Parental Substance Abuse (Pt. 1) on  May 18, 2016 Image credit: Martin Falbisoner [CC BY-SA 3.0 (]

2019-02-25T19:59:08+00:00 Categories: START Home|

FDC Discipline Specific Materials

Discipline specific resources and materials for general audience, judges, attorney's, child welfare, substance use disorder treatment, and court coordinators. Right click and select Save As to download the file: Discipline Specific Orientation - Coordinator_rev2018 Discipline Specific Orientation Materials-General Discipline Specific Resources- AOD Treatment_rev2018 Discipline Specific Resources- Attorney_rev2018 Discipline Specific Resources- Child [...]

2018-08-03T19:33:03+00:00 Categories: Web Based Learning|

Children and Families Program

We proudly present the Children and Families Program (CFP) which highlights sessions created to cut across all types of drug courts. This program outlines sessions that bring a family-focus to treatment and recovery throughout the largest annual training event for drug court professionals at the 2018 NADCP Annual Training Conference featuring [...]

2018-06-06T17:25:26+00:00 Categories: Conference Material|

Transitioning to a Family-Centered Approach: Best Practices and Lessons Learned from Three Adult Drug Courts

All collaborative courts are family courts if their clients include parents and children. And if substance use disorders impacts all relationships in the family unit, recovery support must extend beyond the parent to a more family-centered approach. This publication offers judicial leaders and other drug court professionals working in adult drug courts [...]

2018-03-16T21:52:52+00:00 Categories: FDC TTA, Publication, SSRP|

Family Treatment Court Planning Guide (2018)

The Family Treatment Court (FTC) Planning Guide published by he National Drug Court Institute and the Center for Children and Family Futures (2018) is designed to provide step-by-step instructions for a team planning to start and implement an FTC in their community. No matter what your role in the system is, and no [...]

2019-01-31T21:58:03+00:00 Categories: FDC TTA|Tags: |

Summary 2017 Policy Academy

Summary 2017 Policy Academy: Improving Outcomes for Pregnant and Postpartum Women with Opioid Use Disorders and Their Infants, Families and Caregivers This summary previews work undertaken by state teams selected to participate in he Policy Academy initiative through the National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare (NCSACW). Click to View on the [...]

2018-01-11T23:26:14+00:00 Categories: NCSACW Featured, Publication|Tags: |