Training Matters – 2012
Resources for child welfare professionals who are working with substance-abusing families. Lists state and national learning resources on substance abuse and child welfare. Provides tips on communicating with medical providers to address the issue of parent/caregiver prescription drug abuse and child safety and well-being. Notes the importance of advising physicians on the dangers to children when parents misuse prescription drugs. Discusses drug treatment programs and the use of evidence-based methadone treatment for addicted parents with children. Summarizes the key elements of The Collaborative Practice Model for Family Recovery, Safety and Stability, a publication that advocates for multidisciplinary partnerships to serve child welfare-involved families with substance use disorders.