• November 2005
  • Vol. 6, No. 9

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States' Child Welfare Responses to Substance Abuse

State child welfare agencies have developed a variety of programs to respond to substance abuse by parents. To aid in the dissemination of promising practices for dealing with issues that involve substance abuse, child welfare, and the courts, the National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare (NCSACW) has collected and made available on its website many examples of the measures that States are taking to respond to substance abuse by parents.

The types of products that have been collected include States' strategic plans, interagency agreements, communication protocols, outcome measures, screening and assessment protocols, training tools, and statements of underlying values. [Editor's note: This link is no longer available.]

A list of resources is available on the NCSACW website at http://www.ncsacw.samhsa.gov/resources/default.aspx

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