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NCSACW - Mitigating Safety and Risk for Children Affected by Parental Substance Use Disorders Involved in the Child Welfare System

Thursday, February 16, 2023
11:00 am12:00 pm

NCSACW invites you to a webinar to learn about a collaborative approach to mitigate safety and risk factors for children affected by parental substance use disorders (SUDs).
Parental substance use disorders and co-occurring mental health challenges can create unique child safety and risk concerns. Child welfare professionals are tasked with identifying parental substance use, assessing the effect of substance use on children, and incorporating protective capacities and factors in safety planning. To meet the needs of both parents and their children, a collaborative approach with substance use treatment professionals and other service providers can strengthen safety planning to enhance child and family well-being.
Join this webinar to learn more about:
• Child welfare assessment of parental substance use as a safety or risk factor through standardized screening, examination of behavioral indicators, observations of the physical environment, and contact with other service providers
• Opportunities for substance use treatment professionals to partner with child welfare on safety planning with families affected by parental SUDs
• Collaborative strategies to support families’ efforts to overcome barriers to child safety and permanency while building parental capacities

Please submit your questions to presenters when you register for the session.