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Substance Abuse and Co-Occurring Issues
Individuals struggling with substance use disorders may also experience problems with other issues such as mental health, domestic violence, housing, or incarceration.
Child Welfare Training Toolkit: Helping Child Welfare Workers Support Families With Substance Use, Mental, and Co-Occurring Disorders
National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare
Provides learning opportunities and baseline knowledge on substance abuse and mental health problems in families involved in the child welfare system; motivates and facilitates cross-systems work; and incorporates cultural awareness and competency in child welfare practice.
Child Welfare, Drug Abuse, and Intergenerational Risk Research Center
School of Social Welfare, University at Albany, State University of New York
Focuses on the design, development, and delivery of coordinated, evidence-based services for families in the child welfare system with drug abuse and co-existing problems, especially HIV/AIDS.
Depression, Substance Abuse, and Domestic Violence: Little Is Known About Co-Occurrence and Combined Effects on Low-Income Families (PDF - 107 KB)
National Center for Children in Poverty (2004)
Summarizes recent research results on the co-occurrence of and response to depression, substance abuse, and domestic violence, and finds a need for more research on strategies that simultaneously address the needs of children and adults.
The Safe Babies Court Teams Project
ZERO TO THREE
Encourages judicial leadership and collaboration to improve outcomes for vulnerable young children. It directly addresses the co-occurrence of child maltreatment, substance abuse, domestic violence, and parental mental illness.