A Care Coordination Program for Substance-Exposed Newborns.
Twomey, Jean E. Caldwell, Donna. Soave, Rosemary. Andreozzi Fontaine, Lynne. Lester, Barry M.
Vol. 90, No. 5 , p. 115-133
Child Welfare League of America (CWLA)
727 15th Street, NW 12th Floor
Washington, DC 20005
The Vulnerable Infants Program of Rhode Island (VIP-RI) was established as a care coordination program to promote permanency for substance-exposed newborns in the child welfare system Goals of VIP-RI were to optimize parents' opportunities for reunification and increase the efficacy of social service systems involved with families affected by perinatal substance use. Findings from VIP-RI's final four years show that by 12 months, 86% of substance-exposed newborns had identified permanent placements and 77% were placed with biological parents or relatives. (Author abstract)
Children at risk; Rhode Island; Child protective services; Addicted infants; Postnatal drug exposure; Infant care; Family support systems; Child placement; Child protection; Permanency planning