New Research points to the Importance of Post-Reunification Services

Increasingly researchers are evaluating the effects of manualized parenting programs among parents with substance use disorders and finding good results for children and families. CFF has presented some of these programs in prior webinars found here. Contributing to the important task of identifying effective programs, researchers at the Oregon Social Learning Center ( have recently published a study funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse ( that demonstrated the effectiveness of an intervention designed to keep children at home after they had reunified with their parents. You can read more about the program and the study results here.

DeGarmo, D. S., Reid, J. B., Fetrow, B. A., Fisher, P. A., & Antoine, K. D. (2013). Maternal substance use and efficacy: The Pathways Home foster care reunification intervention. Journal of Child and Adolescent Substance Abuse, 22, 388–406.