Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act.
Published: January 2016
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Substance abuse treatment programs are to make available “therapeutic, comprehensive child care for children” when the child’s mother is receiving health and rehabilitate services.• Creates a competitive pilot grant program to be administered by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to meet the unique needs of pregnant and postpartum women intended, in part, to support family based services within residential and nonresidential settings.• Within the Department of Justice, creates a Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Grant Program to develop or expand treatment alternatives over incarceration, including strategies focused “on parents whose incarceration could result in their children entering the child welfare system.”• The Government Accountability Office (GAO) will study the prevalence of NAS and identify best practices for treating infants diagnosed with NAS. (Author abstract)
policy formation; program implementation; child welfare laws; federal laws; interagency collaboration; best interests of the child; Addicted infants; Substance abusing parents