U.S Department of Health and Human Services U.S Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Children Affected by Methamphetamine (CAM)

Children Affected by Methamphetamine (CAM) is a Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) funded grant program focused on expanding and/or enhancing services to children and their families who are affected by methamphetamine use and abuse. The Public Health Service Act of 509 provided funding over a four-year period to 12 Family Treatment Drug Courts (FTDC) to improve the well-being, permanency, and safety outcomes of children who are in, or at-risk of out-of-home placement as a result of a parent's or caregiver's methamphetamine or other substance abuse.

Women and a child

The primary focus of this grant program is to provide services directly to the children and to provide supportive services for parents, caregivers, and families. Grantees are encouraged to include other caregivers or foster parents involved in the care of the children in the enhancement aspect of the family services. The parents served under this program must be involved in a FTDC and receiving substance abuse treatment services.

The Center for Children and Family Futures an Irvine, California based non profit, in partnership with ICF International, were awarded a contract to support the grant program. The goals of the CAM Support Contract are to develop a performance measurement system in collaboration with the grantees; provide programmatic and evaluation-related technical assistance to grantees; and to assess and analyze data submitted on grantee performance measures. Under the support contract, grantees will also receive technical assistance on data collection, performance measurement and evaluation topics. The National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare (NCSACW), funded by an interagency agreement between the Children's Bureau (CB) and SAMHSA, will provide programmatic technical assistance to the grantees on a variety of topics, including collaboration, program sustainability, and substance abuse treatment practices for women and families.

The support contract will utilize three key approaches in working with grantees-Communication Central, a Performance Management Liaison (PML) and performance measurement support. Communication Central is a Web-based system that will allow the Federal Project Officer (FPO), grantees, and support contractors to share information and resources and provide effective communication procedures to facilitate coordination and collaboration among the multiple stakeholders. Communication Central provides task management, technical assistance tracking, and Web-based communications, including a learning community for critical peer-to-peer networking and sharing. Each grantee will be assigned a PML who will act as a liaison between the FPO and grantees. The PML will facilitate relationship building and provide the programmatic content expertise required to ensure quick start up and ongoing program accountability. Technical assistance will be provided to grantees on evaluation, data collection and performance measurement issues.

Children Affected by Methamphetamine Sites
NCSACW CAM Sites NCSACW CAM Sites - Dunklin County, Missouri, 35th Judicial Circuit, Family Treatment Court NCSACW CAM Sites - Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services NCSACW CAM Sites - Nebraska Administrative Office of the Courts NCSACW CAM Sites - Colorado Judicial Department, Denver Juvenile Probation NCSACW CAM Sites - Pima County Juvenile Court Center NCSACW CAM Sites - Clark County Family Treatment Court NCSACW CAM Sites - Butte County, California Behavioral Health, Adult Services, Treatment Courts NCSACW CAM Sites - Sacramento County Department of Health and Human Services, Child Protective Services Division NCSACW CAM Sites - County of Santa Cruz Family and Children’s Services, Human Services Department NCSACW CAM Sites - San Luis Obispo County Behavioral Health, Drug and Alcohol Services NCSACW CAM Sites - Santa Barbara County Alcohol, Drug, and Mental Health Services NCSACW CAM Sites - Superior Court of California, Riverside County Collaborative Drug Court Division
NCSACW Cam Sites (12)
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Children Affected by Methamphetamine Grantee Sites
Related Webinars and Presentations
  • Children Affected by Methamphetamine (CAM) Grant Program Introductory Webinar
    Affected by Methamphetamine (CAM) Grant Program Webinar Series. Presented by Sharon Amatetti, Senior Policy Analyst, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, Sharon Boles, Research Director, Children and Family Futures, Phil Breitenbucher, Project Director, Children and Family Futures
  • Children Affected by Methamphetamine (CAM) Program Performance Measurement Webinar
    Children Affected by Methamphetamine (CAM) Grant Program Webinar Series. Presented by Sharon Amatetti, Senior Policy Analyst, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, Deepa Avula, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, Nancy K. Young, Director, National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare, Children and Family Futures, Sharon Boles, Research Director, Children and Family Futures, Phil Breitenbucher, Project Director, Children and Family Futures