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 [...]

Sustainability Planning for Regional Partnerships

This Regional Partnership Grant Technical Assistance (TA) Brief presents questions grantees can use to establish steps for development of a successful sustainability plan. The set of questions positions grantees to begin planning, mobilizing community resources developing early partner engagement. Right click and select Save As to download the file: RPG Sustainability.pdf [...]

2020-11-20T19:45:09+00:00Categories: TA Tool|

Referral and Engagement of Families in Services

This Regional Partnership Grant Technical Assistance Brief presents four key strategies grantees and programs use to ensure that families are referred to and engaged in substance use disorder treatment and other services and supports. Early engagement of families has shown to enable them to successfully complete program services. Key Strategies are: Collaborative [...]

2020-11-20T19:43:18+00:00Categories: TA Tool|

Child Welfare Timeline for Substance Use Disorder Treatment and Other Partners

 This Regional Partnership Grant Technical Assistance Brief presents three key strategies agencies can use to strengthen collaboration between child welfare and substance use disorder treatment systems for supporting safe and timely reunification of families affected by substance use disorders. These strategies are born from a collective body of knowledge gained from multiple grantees [...]

2020-11-20T19:46:59+00:00Categories: TA Tool|

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 [...]

Reasonable and Active Efforts, and Substance Use Disorders: A Toolkit for Professionals Working with Families in or at Risk of Entering the Child Welfare System

A toolkit for professionals working with families in or at risk of entering the child welfare system.  The QIC-CCCT developed the Reasonable Efforts, Active Efforts and Substance Use Disorders Toolkit to help address some of the challenges presented in making reasonable and active efforts and related judicial findings in cases involving substance use. The [...]

Information Sharing and Data Systems NCSACW

This page on the National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare (NCSACW) provides resources and site examples of cross-systems information and data sharing. Click to View on the NCSACW Website

Facilitating Cross-System Collaboration: A Primer

This monograph provides information on the operational characteristics of each system to support cross-system communication and coordination within tribal, state, and county jurisdictions. Click to View on the NCSACW Website (.pdf)

The Collaborative Practice Model for Family Recovery, Safety and Stability

In this document, we discuss ten system linkage elements that child welfare, substance abuse treatment, and juvenile court dependency systems, as well as other  agencies and providers working with these systems, should use to collaborate with one another. We define ―collaborative practice as the use of these ten system linkage elements by two or [...]

Trauma Among Families Affected by Substance Use Disorders

NCSACW’s website provides a list of materials and resources on trauma among families affected by substance use disorders and involvement in child welfare services.   Click to View on the NCSACW Website

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