The Power of Collaboration in Preventing Child Neglect Partnering with Substance Use, Mental Health and Domestic Violence Systems.
FRIENDS National Resource Center for Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention. National Alliance of Children’s Trust and Prevention Funds.
FRIENDS National Resource Center for Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention
Chapel Hill Training Outreach Project 800 Eastowne Drive Suite 105
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Sponsoring Organization: United States. Office on Child Abuse and Neglect.
This federally funded brief addresses the importance of outreach by Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention (CBCAP) State Lead Agencies (SLA) in collaborating with other leaders, programs, and systems to help prevent child neglect. It focuses specifically on collaborative strategies to engage substance use, mental health, and domestic violence systems as partners. Following an introduction, strategies are provided for connecting with partners to address substance use disorders. Background information is provided on the impact of parental substance use disorders on children and ideas communities can explore to expand CBCAP partnerships are discussed. State initiatives that have been successful in implementing effective collaboration to assist families dealign with substance use issues in their States are profiled. The next section provides background information on the impact of domestic violence on children, recommended collaborative strategies that will help prevent or stop domestic violence and child neglect, and State initiatives where CBCAP collaborations are helping to ignite changes across systems addressing domestic violence. The final section focuses on connecting with partners to provide mental health services to parents. Background information is provided on the impact of parental mental disorders on children, as well as examples of strategies CBCAP SLAs can encourage their grantees to consider when working with parents who are depressed. State initiatives that have successfully implemented effective collaborationist assist famous experiencing with mental health issues are described. Additional resources are listed. 17 references.;
interagency collaboration; Spouse abuse; child neglect; substance abusing parents; mentally ill parents; service integration; substance abuse treatment; child welfare services