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February 2008Vol. 9, No. 1AIA Program Guides on Substance Abuse and HIV/AIDS

A new publication series from the National Abandoned Infants Assistance (AIA) Program focuses on challenges facing families affected by parental substance abuse and/or HIV/AIDS. Each guide emphasizes a family-centered approach designed to strengthen families and help parents play active, fruitful roles in their children's lives.

The first AIA program guide, Assessing and Supporting Parenting in Families Affected by Substance Abuse and HIV, provides child welfare professionals with the tools for assessing, supporting, and strengthening child-parent relationships. The guide identifies parenting-related challenges and provides guidelines to build successful relationships with clients. Also included are strategies to assess parenting skills, information on parent-child relationships, and methods to implement parenting intervention and safety planning strategies. The guide also includes an annotated list of assessment tools and curricula used by AIA projects.

To download a copy of the first program guide, visit: (PDF - 1,540 KB)