U.S Department of Health and Human Services U.S Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

A Three-Session Web Based Series: Evidenced Based Practice; Screening, Assessment, and Triage; and Engaging Families: Pre-treatment Resources and Models-Summer 2007.

The webinar series was presented by the Administration for Children and Families, Region 10 - Seattle and the National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare.

June 12, 2007 - Evidenced Based Practice

Evidence-based practice (EBP) is a combination of the best available research evidence, the best clinical experience, and the best effort to be consistent with family/client values (Institute of Medicine, 2001). This session includes the utilization of evidence-based practices in substance abuse treatment as a method of achieving improved outcomes for children and families involved in the child welfare system. Classification ratings and methods are described; and valuable EBP online collections and databases are shown. Two programs that have been classified by the California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare (CEBC) are spotlighted in the session.

Presenters

  • Nancy K. Young, Director, National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare
  • Laine Alexandra, Project Manager The California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare (CEBC)
  • Norma Finkelstein, Executive Director Institute for Health and Recovery
  • Beth Marron, Parent-Child Specialist Institute for Health and Recovery
  • Sanford Robinson, Director Specialized Treatment and Recovery Services (STARS)

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July 17, 2007 - Screening, Assessment, and Triage

Findings and practical experience have established that no single checklist yields the kind of information caseworkers need to make difficult decisions about whether parents need substance abuse treatment and if children are safe. There is an array of screening instruments and practice principles that, if used appropriately, can provide timely information to guide those decisions. Models will be presented to help staff of public and private agencies respond to families affected by substance use disorders.

Presenters

  • Nancy K. Young, Director, National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare
  • David Brenna, Senior Policy Analyst Office of the Governor, Mental Health Transformation Project
  • Glenn Baldwin, Chemical Dependency Planning Specialist Washington State Department of Social and Health Services, Division of Alcohol and Substance Abuse
  • David de la Fuente, Substance Abuse Program Manager Washington State Department of Social and Health Services, Children's Administration

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August 28, 2008 - Engaging Families: Pre-treatment Resources and Models

Motivated by the mandates of child welfare timeframes that families have to complete case plans, case workers are called upon to provide services as soon as possible. Methods of engaging and retaining families in substance abuse treatment as well as models of practice and pre-treatment methods will be discussed.

Presenters

  • Nancy K. Young, Director, National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare
  • Chuck Halligan, Program Manager Idaho Department of Health and Welfare
  • Carol Fowler, Chief of Social Work Idaho Department of Health and Welfare
  • Sue Rose Salmon, Clinical Supervisor Supportive Housing and Innovative Partnerships, Inc (SHIP)
  • Deborah Lovett, Program Administrator Mendocino County Family Resource Centers
  • Nancy Sutherland, Senior Substance Abuse Therapist/Interim Adult Treatment Program Supervisor Mendocino County Alcohol and other Drugs Program

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