November 2023Vol. 24, No. 9Resource Series on Supporting Pregnant and Parenting People With Substance Use Disorders
The National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare (NCSACW) developed a resource series to help pregnant and parenting individuals with substance use disorders (SUDs). This collection is a companion to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's Clinical Guidance for Treating Pregnant and Parenting Women With Opioid Use Disorder and Their Infants from 2018. This resource collection consists of four publications designed to inform and empower service providers and individuals dealing with SUDs during pregnancy and parenting. The series covers a range of topics, from understanding the effects of substance use on families to strategies for effective service delivery. A key aspect of the series is its focus on trauma-informed care and a family-centered approach to promoting recovery and family stability.
Publications in the series include the following:
- NCSACW Resources for Professionals Working With Pregnant and Parenting People Affected by Substance Use Disorders and Involved With Child Welfare
- Preparing for Your Baby: Information for Pregnant and Parenting People With Substance Use Disorders
- Resources for Professionals Working With Pregnant and Parenting People Affected by Substance Use Disorders
- Working With Child Protective Services to Support Pregnant and Parenting People, Their Infants, and Families Affected by Substance Use Disorders: A Factsheet for Health Care Providers
The publications provide examples of collaborative efforts between child welfare and substance use treatment systems, emphasizing the need for coordinated services to better meet the needs of parents and children. They also delve into strategies for building a comprehensive system of care by providing evidence-based practices, trauma-informed care, and collaborative solutions.
NCSACW's Supporting Pregnant and Parenting People With Substance Use Disorders Series is an invaluable resource for professionals and individuals dealing with the intersection of substance use and parenting. This series equips individuals and organizations with tools to navigate the challenges associated with SUDs while ensuring the safety and well-being of parents and their children.