• Dec 2005/Jan 2006
  • Vol. 6, No. 10

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Substance Abuse Issues in CFSRs

The National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare (NCSACW) used information from States' Child and Family Services Reviews (CFSRs) and Program Improvement Plans (PIPs) to analyze and summarize substance abuse issues that States face and how they are approaching these issues. Several of the overall findings include:

  • Parental substance abuse was reported as a factor in 32 States.
  • Substance abuse services were identified as a significant gap in services.
  • PIPs emphasized training, use of specialized teams, and needs assessment to identify needed services.

The complete report, "A Review of Alcohol and Other Drug Issues in the States' Child and Family Services Reviews and Program Improvement Plans," by N. K. Young, S. L. Gardner, B. Whitaker, S. Yeh, and C. Otero, is available at www.ncsacw.samhsa.gov/files/SummaryofCFSRs.pdf

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