Family-Centered Substance Abuse Treatment
Find resources that engage family members in treatment services for individuals affected by substance use disorders.
Family-Centered Treatment for Women With Substance Use Disorders: History, Key Elements and Challenges (PDF - 21700 KB)
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (2007)
Reviews the role of family in the context of treatment for women with substance use disorders and offers a family-centered framework for defining and discussing different ways of approaching family involvement in treatment services.
Substance Abuse Treatment and Family Therapy: A Treatment Improvement Protocol: TIP 39
Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (2004)
Encourages substance abuse treatment counselors and family therapists to address the effects of substance abuse on family functioning.
Collaborative Treatment of Traumatized Children and Teens: The Trauma Systems Therapy Approach
Saxe, Ellis, & Kaplow (2006)
Presents an integrated therapy approach designed for children and families facing issues such as poverty, family and community violence, and parental mental illness and substance abuse.
Coordinated Intervention for Children Affected by Maternal Substance Abuse and HIV/AIDS
Yale University School of Medicine Child Study Center (2004)
Describes a program with two components: Coordinated Intervention for Women and Children (CIWI) and Positive Interventions for Families with HIV/AIDS (PIFA). A team approach was used to offer a variety of intensive intervention services and referrals for the child and family members.
Great Starts...Footprints on the Heart (PDF - 315 KB)
The Source: Newsletter of the National Abandoned Infants Assistance Resource Center, Spring, 2001
Provides a description and evaluation of the Great Starts program in Knoxville, Tennessee, which offers a wide variety of services to substance abusing and HIV infected mothers and their children.
Mothers First Recovery Support Evaluation Results (PDF - 552 KB)
Wilder Research (2007)
An assessment of a program supporting women in recovery and their families through intensive case management, parenting education, assistance with basic needs, physical and mental health screening, and support and advocacy related to employment and education.
Peer Mentors: Alliances at Work (PDF - 3,226 KB)
National Abandoned Infants Assistance Resource Center
The Source, 20(1), 2010
Features articles that focus on various mentoring programs for families affected by drugs and/or HIV.
Emory University School of Medicine (2004)
Describes the activities and outcomes of a program designed to provide services to mothers who abuse substances and their infants. Lessons learned regarding successful strategies and characteristics of the program are included.
Recovering Together Program: Tailoring Treatment for Mothers With Substance Abuse Problems and Their Children
Spear & Moorstein
Protecting Children, 20(4), 2005
Profiles a program designed to improve child safety and treatment outcomes of mothers and families impacted by substance abuse.
Safe Babies, Safe Moms (PDF - 187 KB)
Washington Department of Social and Health Services (2004)
Describes a program seeking to improve the health and welfare of mothers with substance abuse problems and their young children by providing targeted intensive case management, residential/outpatient chemical dependency treatment, housing support services, parenting education, and child development assessments and referrals.
Structural Ecosystems Therapy for Recovering HIV-Positive Women: Child, Mother, and Parenting Outcomes
Mitrani, McCabe, Robinson, Weiss-Laxer, & Feaster
Journal of Family Psychology, 24(6),2010
Presents results from a randomized trial to examine whether structural ecosystems therapy, a family intervention intended to improve medication adherence and reduce drug relapse of women diagnosed with HIV recovering from drug abuse, provided benefits for families with children.