Substance Abuse

Screening for Substance Use in Child Welfare Using the UNCOPE

This short video depicts a child welfare worker administering the UNCOPE screening tool in a situation involving suspected substance use. Viewers will learn how to

Grand Resource: Help for Grandfamilies Impacted by Opioids and Other Substance Use Part 2

More than 2.6 million children are raised by grandparents, aunts, uncles, siblings, other extended family and close family friends who step forward to care for them when parents cannot. With the rise in heroin and other opioid use, more relatives … Read More

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services – Overdose Prevention Strategy

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Latest Data: Combination Drug Use Increases Overdoses

These interactive graphics report on the emerging trends in overdose deaths, as well as evidence-based strategies for reducing overdoses. The overdose crisis is evolving rapidly, with the current emphasis placed on the impact of multiple drugs commonly found in combination, … Read More

Announcing New Resource On Infants Affected By Prenatal Substance Exposure

The National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare (NCSACW), with support from the Vermont Oxford Network (VON) developed a four-part series on implementing Plans of Safe Care and Family Care Plans. The series examines the role healthcare providers play … Read More

Grand Resource: Help for Grandfamilies Impacted by Opioids and Other Substance Use Part 2

Grand Resource: Help for Grandfamilies Impacted by Opioids and Other Substance Use – a set of resources from Generations United that includes recommendations and resources on five topics identified by kinship caregivers as uniquely challenging for grandfamilies impacted by substance … Read More

Grand Resource: Help for Grandfamilies Impacted by Opioids and Other Substance Use

Grand Resource: Help for Grandfamilies Impacted by Opioids and Other Substance Use – a set of resources from Generations United that includes recommendations and resources on five topics identified by kinship caregivers as uniquely challenging for grandfamilies impacted by substance … Read More

Newborns Exposed To Substances: Understanding Their Needs and Supporting Their Caregivers

Dr. Stephen Patrick shares information about meeting the needs of infants with prenatal substance exposure and what health care for these children should include. He also discusses Firefly, a program at Vanderbilt University Medical Center to reduce the toll the opioid crisis takes … Read More

Disrupting Stigma: How Understanding, Empathy, and Connection Can Improve Outcomes for Families Affected by Substance Use and Mental Disorders

Stigma specifically related to child abuse, neglect, and prenatal substance exposure affects the attitudes of healthcare and treatment professionals; child welfare and court professionals; social service agencies and workers; as well as family, friends, and most notably, the person with … Read More

Increasing Action & Awareness on Prevention of Substance Use Disorders and Positive Mental Health with Adolescents

This year the SAMHSA-sponsored initiative strives to: Get communities involved with implementing prevention strategies and showcasing effectiveness of evidence-based prevention programs Foster partnerships and collaborations with federal agencies and national organizations dedicated to improving public health Promote and disseminate quality … Read More