Understanding Substance Abuse and Facilitating Recovery: A Guide for Child Welfare Workers
Breshears, Elizabeth M. Yeh, Shaila. Young, Nancy K.
National Center for Substance Abuse and Child Welfare. United States. Dept. of Health and Human Services. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
Publication Information: Washington, DC : National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare
Available from: Child Welfare Information Gateway
Administration on Children, Youth, and Families Children's Bureau, 3rd Floor 330 C Street, SW
Washington, DC 20201
Tel: 800.394.3366 703.385.7565
This publication is intended for front line child welfare staff. It discusses the relationship of alcohol and drugs to families in the child welfare system; provides information on the biological, psychological, and social processes of alcohol and drug addiction to help staff recognize when substance abuse is a risk factor in their cases; describes strategies to facilitate and support alcohol and drug treatment and recovery; and explains the benefits of partnering with substance abuse treatment and dependency court systems to improve outcomes for children of parents with substance use disorders. (Author abstract)
substance abuse; drug treatment programs; substance abusing parents; drug addiction; self help programs; motivation; workforce; training materials