• January-February 2016
  • Vol. 16, No. 10

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Impact of Substance Use Disorders

The National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare (NCSACW) is pleased to announce the release of an enhanced and updated online tutorial for child welfare professionals. This free tutorial provides child welfare professionals with core knowledge of substance use disorders and their impact on the family, as well as how cross-system collaboration with substance abuse treatment and court professionals can improve outcomes for these families.

The tutorial provides an overview of alcohol and drug addiction and its impact on the following:

  • Parenting
  • Engagement strategies for families affected by substance use disorders
  • The substance use disorder treatment and recovery process
  • Serving children whose parents have substance use disorders
  • Cross-system communication and collaboration among substance abuse treatment, child welfare, and court systems

This course is approved through the National Association of Social Workers for 4.5 Continuing Education Units (CEUs). To access "Tutorial 2: Understanding Substance Use Disorders, Treatment, and Family Recovery: A Guide for Child Welfare Professionals," visit https://www.ncsacw.samhsa.gov/tutorials/tutorialDesc.aspx?id=27.

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