Resources address training curricula and materials for child welfare caseworkers on issues related to substance abuse, including information on investigation, safety planning, treatment, worker safety, cross-system collaboration, and more. Resources include State and local examples.
Supporting Children Affected by Parental Alcohol Misuse: A Toolkit
Presents a web-based collection of information and profession-specific guidance to support professionals working with children whose parents misuse alcohol.
National Center for Substance Abuse and Child Welfare.;United States. Dept. of Health and Human Services. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
Breshears, Elizabeth M.;Yeh, Shaila.;Young, Nancy K.
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Drug and Alcohol Issues: An Introduction for Child Welfare Professionals
Pennsylvania Child Welfare Training Program (2006)
A training on substance abuse as it relates to child welfare, including best practices in collaboration, service planning, permanency planning, and placement.
Drug Endangered Child Training Network
Offers online courses and other publications to help increase community and professional awareness of the impact of adult drug involvement on children.
Meth Basics and Worker Safety
Protective Services Training Institute of Texas (2006)
Focuses on risk assessment and worker safety in situations where staff may encounter methamphetamine users, settings where meth is used or manufactured, and children at risk due to caregiver meth use or meth lab dangers.
Neonatal Substance Exposure/Substance Exposed Newborns (SEN)
CASA Program & Arizona Supreme Court (2007)
Online training module on the effects of intrauterine drug exposure on children, including effects on long-term development and methods for working with children affected by drugs. (PDF - 85 KB)
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