Intensive Case Management for Substance Abusing Mothers in Child Welfare: Timing Matters [Presentation Slides].
Ryan, Joseph P. Huang, Hui. Marsh, Jeanne.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Children and Family Research Center. Society for Social Work and Research Annual Conference (2011 : Tampa, Fla.)
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Children and Family Research Center
School of Social Work 1010 W. Nevada, Suite 2080
Urbana, IL 61801
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This slide presentation begins with background information on the incidence of parental substance abuse in Illinois child welfare cases and the federal waiver authority that allowed Illinois to focus on providing treatment services to substance abusing families in Cook County. The goals of the Illinois Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse (AODA) project are identified, as well as strategies used to accomplish the goals. The role of recovery coaches is noted, and the characteristics and outcomes of the 1,303 participants are charted and compared to 520 controls. Findings indicate the Recovery Coach model increases reunification; there exists a significant delay between temporary custody and assessment; only 66% of the caregivers are screened for substance abuse issues within 30 days of temporary custody; and 16% experience at least a 3 month gap between temporary custody and assessment. The need to determine what barriers exist to assessment and build in service mechanisms that get families to the court within a short time frame is stressed.
substance abuse; substance abusing parents; drug treatment programs; child welfare; program descriptions; state programs; illinois