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June 2005Vol. 6, No. 5Substance Abuse Guide for Child Welfare Workers

To help child welfare workers recognize the impact of substance abuse on families, the National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare has released a new publication, Understanding Substance Abuse and Facilitating Recovery: A Guide for Child Welfare Workers.

The purpose of the guide is to help child welfare workers:

  • Recognize when substance abuse is a factor in child welfare
  • Support and facilitate treatment and recovery
  • Enhance collaboration with substance abuse treatment partners
  • Improve outcomes for children of parents with substance use problems

The guide is available online at (PDF 416 KB).