The bibliography the major literature in the field of cross-system issues involving child welfare, substance use disorders, and dependency courts. It is organized in 5 topic areas, and the time frame is from January 2000 through May 2009.
The Toolkit is designed to teach basic knowledge, skills, and values about working with children who are in the child welfare system and who have experienced traumatic stress. It also teaches how to use this knowledge to support children's safety, permanency,and well-being through case analysis and corresponding interventions tailored for them and their biological and resource families.
This brief discusses the relationship of alcohol and drugs to families in the child welfare system; provides information on the biological, psychological, and social processes of alcohol and drug addiction to help staff recognize when substance abuse is a risk factor in their cases; describes strategiesto facilitate and support alcohol and drug treatment and recovery; and explains the benefits of partnering with substance abuse treatment anddependency court systems to improve outcomes for children of parents with substance use disorders.
NCSACW's online training targeted for child welfare professionals.
This TAP is one in a series of publications published by the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT). Children and Family Futures authored this publication addressing the linkage between alcohol and other drug (AOD) and child welfare services (CWS), based on site visits to seven exemplary sites across the country in 2000.