Resources and topics from numerous sources that address substance abuse, child welfare and courts.
Includes collaborative practices and tools for linking substance abuse, child welfare, and family courts.
Free tutorials that focus on the subjects of substance abuse and child welfare. They support and facilitate collaboration between the child welfare system, the substance abuse treatment system and the courts. A training toolkit contains information about educating child welfare professionals about substance abuse and mental health disorders among families involved in the child welfare system.
NCSACW provides technical assistance (TA) on substance abuse issues in the child welfare population. TA is available to national, state, tribal, and local agencies and individuals.
Includes links to future conferences and presentation files for past conferences related to substance abuse, child welfare, and family court.
We are currently updating the content of these tutorials; the revised tutorials will be launched in early September.
What can you do to become more trauma-informed? (PDF 548KB) – This presentation provides an overview of the need for trauma-informed care for families and key strategies for becoming a more trauma-informed agency.
Why Won’t They Just Go To Treatment? – This workshop presentation explores the impact of parental substance use on the parent-child relationship and service components needed to address these complex issues. Two models shown to increase family engagement are discussed.
Children Affected by Methamphetamine (CAM) Brief – This document summarizes the lessons learned and outcomes of the collaborative CAM grant program.
Policy Considerations: Working with Opioid Dependent Women – This workshop presentation challenges perceptions and myths about addiction and drug treatment through by exploring the brain science of addiction and relationship between addiction and choice.
A national resource center providing information, expert consultation, training and technical assistance to child welfare, dependency court and substance abuse treatment professionals to improve the safety, permanency, well-being and recovery outcomes for children, parents and families.