Presenters: Ken DeCerchio, Chad Rodi, Elaine Voces Stedt
The Children’s Bureau in the Administration on Children, Youth, and Families, with the National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare will present findings from the Regional Partnership Grant program. On September 28, 2006, the Child and Family Services Improvement Act of 2006 (P.L. 109-288) was signed into law. The legislation was designed to improve the lives of abused and neglected children and their families, and included provisions that specifically address those children who are affected by a parent’s methamphetamine and other substance use disorders. In 2007, the Children’s Bureau awarded 53 grantees representing state, county, and tribal partnerships “Targeted Grants to Increase the Well-Being of, and to Improve the Permanency Outcomes for, Children Affected by Methamphetamine or Other Substance Abuse.” The RPG Program represents the largest data set ever collected on families with substance use disorders in or at risk of entering the child welfare system. The webinar will highlight the strategies and services that were implemented, outcomes achieved, lessons learned in implementation and evaluation, and successful sustainability strategies.