Round 1 Prevention and Family Recovery Briefs and Case Studies

In 2017 CFF produced five briefs that highlight cross-cutting PFR lessons form the round 1 grantees that the field can use to replicate effective FTC practices. A companion set of case studies tells a more in-depth story of each grantee’s PFR journey. Children and Family Futures produced a series of Prevention and Family [...]

2021-06-08T18:35:50+00:00Categories: NCSACW Featured, PFR|Tags: |

Case Law Review – Prenatal Substance Exposure

This body of case law represents a robust discussion of legal issues surrounding prenatal substance exposure in civil child protection cases across the country. The variation in analysis from different jurisdictions illustrates how this area of child protection law presents many challenges and varied decision-making across courts. The goal of this case law [...]

RPG Program Description

The RPG Program Description is a four-page document providing the background and history of Regional Partnership Grants as well as a detailed description of program strategies, emerging cross-site evaluation findings, lessons of collaboration, and available technical assistance. This document can be used to give stakeholders an at-a-glance understanding of the RPG program, [...]

2021-05-07T16:05:33+00:00Categories: Publication|

RPG Infographic

This one-page at-a-glance document is a visual representation of the RPG initiative, providing an overview and snapshot of the program. This infographic can be shared with individuals wanting to learn more about the RPG program to provide an at-a-glance snapshot. Right click and select Save As to download the file: RPG [...]

2020-11-20T19:49:13+00:00Categories: Publication|

Plans of Safe Care Learning Modules

Developed by the National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare (NCSACW), the modules are a five-part series on Plans of Safe Care (POSC) for infants born with and identified as affected by substance abuse or withdrawal symptoms resulting from prenatal drug exposure, fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD), or their affected family or [...]

2021-02-01T18:44:06+00:00Categories: NCSACW Featured, NCSACW Page, Report|Tags: |

Tip Sheet 1: Supporting Cross-System Collaboration During the Current Public Health Crisis

National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare, 2020 During the public health crisis, collaboration is critical to ensure that families receive the services they need to stay safe and healthy in the short term and to remain strong and able to thrive in the long term; however, community needs and conditions have changed. [...]

2021-05-03T16:08:36+00:00Categories: NCSACW Featured, NCSACW Page|

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+00:00Categories: 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+00:00Categories: 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+00:00Categories: NCSACW Page|

Plans of Safe Care: An Issue Brief for Judicial Officers

Judicial officers hear a broad variety of dependency matters from a unique vantage point. This often requires insight and education in areas beyond the law such as substance use, mental health, and infant health and development. This briefing paper is intended to assist judicial officers presiding over collaborative community court teams better understand [...]

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