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You don’t have to stop being a parent while you are in a residential substance abuse treatment facility

New York State Office of Children & Family Services – 2011

An informational fact sheet for parents who are in residential substance abuse treatment. Describes the rights of parents in residential treatment, including the ability to participate in child care, foster care, and permanency planning decisions, visitation with the child, and working with an attorney and attending family court proceedings. Explains the concept of termination of parental rights, including procedural details and tips on keeping parental rights. Notes that parents in treatment who have children in foster care have the responsibility to maintain contact with their children and child welfare caseworkers, comply with family service plans, and participate in family court proceedings. Explains the details of family service plans and permanency planning options.