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Sobriety Support Program Among A Dozen New Candidates for Federal Child Welfare Funding

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A popular model that supports child welfare-involved parents through addiction treatment is among 12 new candidates under review for new federal funding. 

Sobriety Treatment And Recovery Teams, known as START, is a model started in Kentucky that hinges on a specially trained caseworker and rapid access to substance abuse services. The goal is to avoid a delay in treatment that could potentially be dangerous to a child in the home, and keep an ally close to parents during their fight to get sober.

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For Opioids’ Youngest Victims, Is Help Too Little, Too Late?

Drug abuse is overwhelming the child welfare system at unprecedented rates. Solutions are slowly emerging, but they aren’t always adopted.

June 26, 2017 • J.B. Wogan

Police in East Liverpool, Ohio, last fall wanted to show the graphic toll of opioid overdoses, so they made the decision to post some photos to Facebook. The shocking images, which an officer had taken during a traffic stop, were graphic and heart-wrenchingly poignant. A man and a woman sit unconscious in the front seat of an SUV, slumped at impossible angles, mouths agape. Meanwhile, a 4-year-old blond child — the woman’s grandson — stares from the back seat.

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Opioid Treatment Program Helps Keep Families Together

89.3 WFPL News Louisville | By Lisa Gillespie

Published March 28, 2018 at 12:58 PM EDT

Velva Poole has spent about 20 years as a social worker, mostly in Louisville, KY. She’s seen people ravaged by methamphetamines and cocaine; now it’s mostly opioids. Most of her clients are parents who have lost custody of their children because of drug use. Poole remembers one mom in particular.

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START Affiliate Spotlight: Kansas

“Unity is strength…when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved.”
~ Mattie Stepanek

A special shout-out to our Kansas affiliates for hosting a 2-day Sobriety Treatment and Recovery Teams (START) retreat—where team members cultivated collaborative interagency partnerships to improve outcomes for families affected by parental substance use and child maltreatment.

Multidisciplinary START teams from the Kansas City and Wichita regions convened with the common goal of: 1) creating pathways for timely access to quality treatment services, and 2) safe unification of families.

We commend the great work being done within Kansas’ privatized child welfare system to afford all families the opportunity and hope for sustained recovery and family stability.

#START
#DCCCA
#BetterTogether
#StrengtheningPartnershipsImprovingFamiliesOutcomes
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START Affiliate Spotlight: Kansas
 
“Unity is strength…when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved.”
~ Mattie Stepanek

A special shout-out to our Kansas affiliates for hosting a 2-day Sobriety Treatment and Recovery Teams (START) retreat—where team members cultivated collaborative interagency partnerships to improve outcomes for families affected by parental substance use and child maltreatment.

Multidisciplinary START teams from the Kansas City and Wichita regions convened with the common goal of: 1) creating pathways for timely access to quality treatment services, and 2) safe unification of families. 

We commend the great work being done within Kansas’ privatized child welfare system to afford all families the opportunity and hope for sustained recovery and family stability. 

#START 
#DCCCA
#BetterTogether 
#StrengtheningPartnershipsImprovingFamiliesOutcomes

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Such important work...great job Kansas START! 👏🏽

Great work happening in Kansas! 😊

Go Kansas

Looking good, Kansas Team!

Keep up the great work Kansas!

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START Affiliate Spotlight: Ohio

Congratulations to the Public Children Services Association (PCSAO) for hosting their fourth annual Ohio Sobriety Treatment and Reducing Trauma (START) Summit on May 11! This year’s event marked the return to in-person networking and professional development for all 54 START counties.

Keynote speaker MelissaRoshan Potter opened the day of learning by sharing her remarkable journey from a former youth in foster care to a renowned motivational speaker and child advocate—captivating audience members with a powerful message of hope and resilience.

We applaud PCSAO for organizing an event dedicated to advancing family-centered, trauma-informed, equitable and inclusive services for Ohio’s children and families affected by parental substance use and child maltreatment.

#START
#PCSAO
#BetterTogether
#StrengtheningPartnershipsImprovingFamiliesOutcomes
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START Affiliate Spotlight: Ohio 

Congratulations to the Public Children Services Association (PCSAO) for hosting their fourth annual Ohio Sobriety Treatment and Reducing Trauma (START) Summit on May 11! This year’s event marked the return to in-person networking and professional development for all 54 START counties.

Keynote speaker MelissaRoshan Potter opened the day of learning by sharing her remarkable journey from a former youth in foster care to a renowned motivational speaker and child advocate—captivating audience members with a powerful message of hope and resilience. 

We applaud PCSAO for organizing an event dedicated to advancing family-centered, trauma-informed, equitable and inclusive services for Ohio’s children and families affected by parental substance use and child maltreatment. 

#START 
#PCSAO
#BetterTogether 
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Congratulations on your excellent work.

I so appreciate the great work you are doing at PCSAO and in OH START!! 😊💜

Hats off to all on hosting a great conference!

go Ohio START; go CFF. So excited START is now Supported on the IV-E Clearinghouse!

Great Stuff!

What a super event! 💙

Great work PCSAO! 👏🏽

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