Working with Parents Who Misuse Alcohol and Drugs (Chapter 28 in Wiley Handbook of What Works in Child Maltreatment: An Evidence-Based Approach to Assessment and Intervention in Child Protection).
Sanford, Rebecca L.
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This chapter examines what works in practice to address problems associated with family functioning in the child welfare system due to caregiver substance use and the impact on children. It discusses the issue of substance misuse in the child welfare system and the challenges and the impact on the system, in addition to the prospects for treatment of substance use disorders and child welfare outcomes. The need for the implementation of evidence-based practices is emphasized. 3 tables and numerous references.
substance abusing parents; child abuse; child neglect; therapeutic intervention; substance abuse treatment; interagency collaboration; professional training