Regional Partnership Grant Program.
National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare.
National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare (NCSACW)
4940 Irvine Boulevard Suite 202
Irvine, CA 92620
This brief explains the Regional Partnership Grant (RPG) Program is administered by the Administration for Children, Youth, and Families, Children’s Bureau to improve the well-being of children affected by parental substance use disorders. The grants support interagency collaborations and integration of programs, services, and activities designed to increase the well-being, improve the permanency, and enhance the safety of children who are in, or at risk of, out-of-home placements as the result of a parent or caregiver’s substance use disorder. The partnerships implement a range of activities and interventions, including peer recovery coaching, family-centered substance use disorder treatment, parenting and family strengthening programs, services to pregnant and postpartum women, medication assisted treatment, in-home parenting and child safety support for families, and related evidence-based practices. It notes, that since 2007, Children’s Bureau has awarded five rounds of RPG funding to 101 grant projects across 36 States, tribal communities and counties. The role of the National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare (NCSACW) in providing programmatic technical assistance to the RPG is discussed and includes assistance in collaborative practice and policy, program sustainability, trauma-informed services, evidence-based and evidence-informed services to children, treatment and recovery support services, and family-centered substance use disorder intervention and treatment practices for women and families. A map displaying RPG sites is provided that includes links to program descriptions. Links are also provided to RPG reports. (Author abstract modified)
partnerships; grants; federal programs; substance abuse treatment; substance abusing parents; family preservation; evidence based practice; technical assistance