Mother-Child Residential Substance Abuse Treatment
Find resources on residential treatment programs where children continue to live with their mother in order to promote parental attachment and improve parenting skills.
A Comprehensive Substance Abuse Treatment Program for Women and Their Children: An Initial Evaluation
Conners, Bradley, Whiteside-Mansell, & Crone
Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 21(2), 2001
Program graduates showed more positive outcomes in the areas of drug use and negative consequences of use, employment and self-sufficiency, and family interaction skills. Children also enrolled showed substantial improvement in developmental screenings and drug refusal skills.
Healing the Whole Family: A Look at Family Care Programs
Children's Defense Fund (1998)
Profiles of 50 programs that provide residential and treatment services to parents and children.
Residential Substance Abuse Treatment for Pregnant and Postpartum Women and Their Children: Treatment and Policy Implications
Child Welfare, 80(2), 2001
Information on 24 projects under 5-year Federal grants providing comprehensive cultural and gender-specific treatment designed to allow newborns, infants, and other minor children to live with their mothers.
Residential Treatment for Parents and Their Children: The Village Experience (PDF - 161 KB)
Science and Practice Perspectives, 2(2), 2004
Discusses the philosophy behind Families in Transition, a family-focused residential treatment program in the State of Florida. Characterizes its participants, describes its challenges and successes, and points out research needs that have come to light through experience with mothers and children in treatment.
Shared Family Care in Contra Costa County: An Opportunity for Change (PDF - 44 KB)
This program for children and parents with substance abuse problems places them together in a semi-supervised setting to receive appropriate services. The report includes components of the program, program funding, successes and challenges, and findings from a 5-year evaluation.
Substance Abuse Treatment Programs: Serving Pregnant and Parenting Women: A Replication Manual (PDF - 3460 KB)
Florida Department of Children and Families & Ounce of Prevention Fund of Florida (2004)
Provides information and resources needed to replicate two programs designed for women and their children, one residential model and one home visiting model. Topics addressed include funding, facilities, staffing, program goals, client recruitment, intervention services, community collaboration, and program evaluation.
Substance-Abusing Women and Their Children: A Cost-Effective Treatment Option to Incarceration
D'Arlach, Curtis, Ferrari, Olson, & Jason
Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions, 6(4), 2006
Reviews the effects of incarceration and the available treatment options for mothers with substance abuse issues. A self-supported, self-run, alternative treatment model known as Oxford House is suggested as an option to gain financial and emotional stability.
Treating Substance-Using Women and Their Children in Public Housing: Preliminary Evaluation Findings
Metsch, Wolfe, Fewell, McCoy, et al.
Child Welfare, 80(2), 2001
The results from this study of a residential substance abuse treatment program within public housing suggest that women who participate with their children are more likely to remain drug free than are those who participated without their children.
Women and Children Project
Institute of Behavioral Research (2007)
Website describes a residential treatment program, and includes project summary, a publication list, newsletter stories, a training manual, and more.