• May 2010
  • Vol. 11, No. 4

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Supporting Families With Substance Use and Mental Health Issues

The National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare (NCSACW) has developed an online training designed to educate pre-service and in-service child welfare professionals about substance abuse and mental health disorders affecting families involved with the child welfare system. The training package consists of the following six modules:

  • Module 1: Understanding the Multiple Needs of Families Involved With the Child Welfare System
  • Module 2: Understanding Substance Use Disorders, Treatment, and Recovery
  • Module 3: Understanding Mental Disorders, Treatment, and Recovery
  • Module 4: Engagement and Intervention With Parents Affected by Substance Use Disorders, Mental Disorders, and Co-Occurring Disorders
  • Module 5: Developing a Comprehensive Response for Families Affected by Substance Use Disorders, Mental Disorders, and Co-Occurring Disorders
  • Module 6: Understanding the Needs of Children of Parents With Substance Use or Mental Disorders

Each 2-3 hour module contains an agenda, training plan, training script, PowerPoint presentation, case vignettes, handouts, and reading materials.

NCSACW is a service of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Visit the NCSACW website to access this free training:

www.ncsacw.samhsa.gov/training/toolkit

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