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Information Sharing and Data Systems

Effective communication among child welfare, court, and treatment systems involves developing clear administrative policies and protocols for the proper exchange of confidential information, both at the case level and the systems level. At the case level, an information-sharing protocol that supports efficient communication is critical to make informed decisions about safety and permanency, well-being, and recovery. Shared information at the systems level strengthens an understanding of achievement of goals and forms a foundation of mutual accountability.

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The National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare offers free technical assistance to a various of systems on making policy and practice changes to improve outcomes for families affected by substance use disorders and involvement with child welfare services. To learn more about technical assistance services or if you have a question please email NCSACW at ncsacw@cffutures.org or call toll-free at 1–866–493–2758.

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