Child Welfare – Two New Publications Available

Nation Centers on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare Check Out Two New Publications About Child Welfare

SAMHSA’s National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare is proud to announce the release of two new publications for professionals in child welfare services, substance abuse treatment services, and family court services.

  Substance Abuse Specialists in Child Welfare Agencies and Dependency CourtsThe purpose of co-locating substance abuse specialists is to ensure that parents are assessed as quickly as possible, to improve parent engagement and retention in treatment, to streamline entry into treatment, and to provide consultation to child welfare and dependency court workers.

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  Drug Testing in Child Welfare: Practice and Policy ConsiderationsHelps guide child welfare agency policymakers in developing practice and policy protocols regarding the use of drug testing in child welfare and addresses the practice and policy issues that policymakers must consider to effectively use drug testing in the comprehensive assessment and monitoring that child welfare agencies provide.

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