• February/March 2002
  • Vol. 3, No. 2

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News From the Child Welfare Training Resources (CWTR) Online Network: Training Resource Guide Under Development

The Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) and the Administration for Children, Youth and Families (ACYF) have, in recent years, worked together to assist States and localities in their efforts to serve families in the child welfare system involved with alcohol and other drugs.

Recently, CSAT and ACYF brought together a group of national experts to help inform future collaborative efforts between the two agencies. Among other initiatives, this group recommended the development of a resource guide describing existing training curricula (and related materials) addressing the linkages between substance abuse and child welfare.

CSAT and ACYF, with the assistance of Caliber Associates, are therefore seeking input and copies of relevant curricula or related training materials. Any material provided to CSAT-ACYF will be reviewed internally and will not be distributed. A brief summary of the material (including information on how to obtain copies) will be included in the resource guide. Once it is completed, a copy of the guide will be provided to all organizations that submitted materials.

If you have developed relevant materials or would like to provide input, please contact Leanne Charlesworth of Caliber Associates (charlesl@calib.com, 703-385-3200, ext. 616), or send materials (and invoices, if applicable) to:

Leanne Charlesworth
Caliber Associates
Suite 400
10530 Rosehaven Street
Fairfax, VA 22030

With your help, the resource guide resulting from this collaborative effort will serve as a needed tool that will facilitate awareness and use of existing, high quality training materials in this important cross-systems area.

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