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Facilitating Cross-System Collaboration: A Primer on Child Welfare, Alcohol and Other Drug Services, and Courts Reviews characteristics of child welfare, substance abuse services, and courts to support cross-system coordination within State, county, and tribal jurisdictions. Considers the framework, population, legislation and funding sources, and services for each system. This report was originally published in 2012, but with the current opioid explosion, it was determined it was a good resource to list again.


The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment and the Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Children’s Bureau, Office on Child Abuse and Neglect, in partnership with the National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare hosted a 2-part webinar series to learn strategies grounded in collaborative practice and policy in supporting families affected by opioid use disorders. The first webinar in the series provided an overview of the newly released publication A Collaborative Approach to the Treatment of Pregnant Women With Opioid Use Disorders: Practice and Policy Considerations for Child Welfare, Collaborating Medical & Service Providers. The publication provides:
• An overview of the extent of opioid use by pregnant women and the effects on the infant
• Evidence-based recommendations for treatment approaches
• An in-depth case study
• A guide for collaborative planning
• Tools to conduct a needs and gap analysis and to develop a collaborative action plan

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pj_AJuOR3Sw ; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDQSYLc_au4

Practice and Policy Considerations for Child Welfare, Collaborating Medical, and Service Providers

This guidance publication is intended to support the efforts of states, tribes, and local communities in addressing the needs of pregnant women with opioid use disorders and their infants and families.1 National data show that from 2000 to 2009 the use of opioids during pregnancy increased from 1.19 to 5.63 per 1,000 hospital births (Patrick, Schumacher, Benneyworth, Krans, McAllister, & Davis, 2012). Because of the high rate of opioid use and misuse among all women, including pregnant women, medical, social service, and judicial agencies are having to confront this concern more often and, in some communities, at alarming rates.

Read the full report: Link to Report

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Center for Substance Abuse Treatment and Administration for Children and Families Administration on Children, Youth and Families Children’s Bureau

"Nonmedical prescription opioid misuse is a fast growing public health problem and primary cause of unintentional deaths nationwide, particularly in many rural areas of the country.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), everyday 44 people die of a prescription drug related overdose.1 The opioid crisis is multifaceted and affects communities nationwide. When the costs are calculated they exceed $55 billion annually."

Foster parent shortage dire as heroin overdoses rise

WBAL - May 24, 2017

In a policy brief from July 2016 titled "Families in Crisis," the HRSA stated that the National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Health Services "is concerned that the opioid crisis could exacerbate child abuse and neglect given that we're seeing a link nationally. State child welfare systems have reported that they are experiencing an increase in families coming to their attention with substance use problems impacting their ability to safely parent."

Report: 1 Families in Crisis: The Human Service Implications of Rural Opioid Misuse: https://www.hrsa.gov/advisorycommittees/rural/publications/opioidabuse.pdf

Published in Children's Justice Act
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