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

Being Successful: Meaningful Collaboration to Improve Outcomes for Families with Substance Use Disorders Webinar Series-Spring 2008

Presented by the National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare and the National Child Welfare Resource Center for Organizational Improvement

April 24, 2008: Moving Forward: Using Tools and Technical Assistance

Part 1 in the series "Being Successful: Meaningful Collaboration to Improve Outcomes for Families with Substance Use Disorders"

This session will highlight the resources available to agencies through the National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare (NCSACW), and how these resources have been used to improve services to families affected by substance abuse. Hear a national perspective on strategies that work, and learn about practical tools that can be used to build collaborative efforts and stronger systems for identifying and successfully treating these families. Presenters will discuss the NCSACW’s 10 element framework for success, and the range of resources available: expert consultation, peer to peer networking, tools, publications, group facilitation and training. Find out how you can access this ongoing technical assistance, and about the Center’s In-Depth Technical Assistance resources.

Presenters

  • Nancy Young, Director, National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare
  • Cathleen Otero, Deputy Director, National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare

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May 6, 2008: States and Communities Sharing Their Experience: Strength and Hope for Recovery for Children and Families

Part 2 in the series "Being Successful: Meaningful Collaboration to Improve Outcomes for Families with Substance Use Disorders"

This session will highlight agencies that have built their capacity across child welfare, substance abuse treatment and courts, to screen, assess and treat families with substance use disorders. Hear how these sites got started in their collaborative efforts, the steps they took to strengthen their systems, and the technical assistance that has helped them along their way. Each site will also share lessons they have learned about overcoming the barriers to collaboration and to building a network of identification, referral and treatment services.

Presenters

  • Nancy K. Young, Director, National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare
  • Cathleen Otero, Deputy Director, National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare
  • Larry Pasti, Director, Bureau of Planning & Intervention Design, Strategic Planning & Policy Development, New York State Office of Children & Family Services
  • Dan Griffin, Court Operations Analyst- Chemical Health, Minnesota Judicial Branch, State Court Administrator’s Office, Court Services Division
  • Robert Long, Administrator for Access and Outpatient Services, Kennebec Behavioral Health, Maine
  • Michael Brennan, Policy Associate, Cutler Institute for Child and Family Policy, Muskie School of Public Service, University of Southern Maine

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