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NRCFCPP information packet: Permanency planning with drug-affected families

Blunt, J. and Lumbsden, M.

A compilation of information resources for child welfare professionals providing permanency planning services to children and families affected by substance abuse. Includes fact sheets on substance abuse and addiction, prenatal exposure to drugs and alcohol, myths and facts on addiction and treatment, and a brief summary of treatment models. Describes the challenges parental substance abuse places on the child welfare system. Provides best practice tips on permanency planning for drug-affected families, as well as a list of references for suggested reading. Also includes lists of web addresses and contact information for a variety of organizations that focus on substance abuse and how it impacts children and families.