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Parental Substance Use and the Child Welfare System
Provides child welfare workers and related professionals with information on the intersection between substance use disorders and child maltreatment and describes strategies for prevention, intervention, and treatment, including examples of effective programs and practices. The bulletin also discusses the impact of parental substance use on children, child welfare laws related to parental substance use, service delivery challenges, systems change and collaboration, and innovative prevention and treatment approaches.
Table of Contents
The relationship between substance use disorders and child maltreatment
The impact of parental substance use on children
Child welfare laws related to parental substance use
Service delivery challenges
Innovative prevention and treatment approaches
Promising child welfare casework practices
Systems change and collaboration
Resources for further information
Suggested Citation: Child Welfare Information Gateway. (2014). Parental substance use and the child welfare system. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Children's Bureau.
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