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June 2013Vol. 14, No. 5In-Home Programs for Drug-Affected Families

The National Resource Center for In-Home Services (NRC In-Home) provides technical assistance and expertise to child welfare workers, States, and Tribes to help ensure the well-being of children and youth in their homes and avoid their placement or reentry into foster care. In an effort to provide information on supports for drug-affected families, NRC In-Home recently developed a list of programs that provide in-home services to families that are dealing with substance abuse issues. The programs are organized into categories according to their service delivery approaches.

Some of the featured programs focus on prevention and treatment for pregnant women or new mothers with substance abuse issues, families with substance-affected infants, and other high-risk pregnant women. Other programs have substance abuse specialists available to work with families and provide expertise to caseworkers. The list also points to training available through the National Center for Substance Abuse and Child Welfare that can be used by States and Tribes to help child welfare workers better support families affected by substance abuse. Other program categories include:

  • Formal collaborations with substance abuse treatment programs and other providers
  • Programs supporting evidence-based service models for families with open cases of child maltreatment
  • Family drug courts

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