Partnering to Address Substance Use Disorders in the Child Welfare Caseload [Presentation Slides] (Presentation at the California Child Welfare Council Conference, June 07, 2017, Sacramento, CA.)
California Child Welfare Council. California Child Welfare Council Conference (2017 : Sacramento, CA)
Children and Family Futures.
Conference Materials Presentation
Published: June 2017
California Health and Human Services Agency (CHHS)
1600 Ninth Street, Room 460
Sacramento, CA 95814
Tel: (916) 654-3454
Sponsoring Organization: United States Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. United States Children's Bureau.
This federally funded slideshow presentation addresses substance use disorders in the child welfare caseload. Data is shared on the number of children in out of home care from 2000 to 2015 that shows a decrease until 2012 and a rise in numbers to 2015, and an increase in parental alcohol or other drug use (AOD) as a contributing factor for reason for removal from 18.5% in 2000 to 34.4% in 2015. Additional charts show the prevalence of parental AOD as contributing factor for removal in California as a whole and in major counties, the percent of children removed with parental AOD as a reason for removal by age, the estimated number of infants affected by prenatal exposure by type of substance and infant disorder, and States with comprehensive medical marijuana laws and low THC product laws. Additional information is provided on the annual rate of drug exposure among children under 6 years, neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS), NAS treatment, treatment for opioid use disorders in pregnancy, federal initiatives for addressing families affected by substance use disorders and child abuse or neglect, Regional Partnership Grants, and key ingredients and strategies for partnerships. The benefits of collaborative practice and policy are highlighted, and key lessons learned in collaborative practice are shared. Final slides illustrate the continuum of family-based services, review 2016 primary changes in the Child Abuse and Prevention Treatment Act and State policy implications, describe the 5 points of intervention framework for services, and explain the CA Drug Medi-Cal Organized Delivery System Wavier that expands reimbursable services. Policy recommendations are made for improving child welfare outcomes in families affected by parental and prenatal drug exposure.
CALIFORNIA; INTERAGENCY COLLABORATION; CHILD WELFARE SERVICES; STATE PROGRAMS; SUBSTANCE EXPOSED INFANTS; ADDICTED INFANTS; PRENATAL CHILD ABUSE; PRENATAL DRUG EXPOSURE; SUBSTANCE ABUSING MOTHERS; STRATEGIC PLANNING; STATEWIDE PLANNING; PARTNERSHIPS