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June 2024Vol. 25, No. 5New Series on Harm Reduction for Substance Use in the Context of Child Well-Being

A series from the National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare (NCSACW) provides an overview of a harm reduction approach to support children, caregivers, and family members affected by substance use disorders. The series features three tip sheets on the following topics:

  1. An Overview for Serving Families Affected by Substance Use Disorders
  2. Key Considerations for Policymakers
  3. Practice Recommendations for Child Welfare Workers

The first tip sheet defines harm reduction as an approach that focuses on meeting the needs of an individual by improving access and engagement in substance use disorder treatment services. It provides an overview of the approach, while the following two tip sheets provide considerations and recommendations for more specific audiences: policymakers and child welfare professionals.

The series is available on the NCSACW website.