NCSACW staff present on various topics at national conferences that bring together policy makers, practitioners, researchers, and consumers from diverse disciplines. These presentations focus on promising practices that align with NCSACWs mission to improve family recovery, safety and stability for families affected by substance use disorders and child abuse and neglect.

NCSACW presented at the listed conferences. If you are interested in receiving a copy of a PowerPoint Presentation, please contact us directly at 1(866) 493-2758 or

Past Conferences

Arizona Collaborative Conference – September 2014, Arizona

  • Collaboration at the Front Lines of Child Welfare and Treatment

2015 San Diego International Conference on Child and Family Treatment – January 26-29, 2015, San Diego, CA

  • Why Won't They Just Go to Treatment? Engaging Families Affected by Substance Abuse Disorders
  • Policy Considerations and Collaborative Partnerships: Working with Opioid Dependent Pregnant and Parenting Women
  • What Can You Do Tomorrow to Become More Trauma-Informed in Serving Families Affected by Intergenerational Trauma and Substance Abuse? Solutions and Findings from the Trauma-Informed Care Assessment Project

American Association for the Treatment of Opioid Addiction (AATOD) Conference – March 2015, Atlanta, GA

  • Policy Considerations and Collaborative Partnerships: Working with Opioid Dependent Pregnant and Parenting Women

North Dakota Home Visiting Coalition 4th Annual Conference – April 17, 2015, Bismarck, ND

  • Intervening with Substance Exposed Infants, their Mothers and Families: Are We Missing Opportunities or Getting it Right?

2015 Child Welfare League of America Annual Conference – April 27-29, 2015, Arlington, VA

  • What Works for Families Affected by Substance Use Disorders: Collaborative Practice Between Substance Abuse, Child Welfare and the Courts

National Association of Drug Court Professionals – July 27-30, 2015, Washington, DC

  • Family Drug Court: Best Practices
  • Case Planning and Recovery Support for Mental Health and Family Drug Courts
  • A Look Inside the Nation’s FDCs
  • Evaluation Challenges and Solutions in FDCs
  • Keeping Kids Safely at Home: A Discussion on Legal Issues in an In-Home FDC Model
  • Comprehensive Services: Lessons learned from the Prevention and Family Recovery Project
  • Guess What? You’re a Family Court Too (If Your Clients Have Children) – Legal Issues and Practical Considerations When Working with Families in Drug Courts
  • Effective Strategies to Support Families Through Reunification
  • Serving Kids in Vet Court
  • Is Your FDC Built to Last? The Importance of Real Sustainability Planning
  • Matching Service to Need: Exploring What “High Risk/High Need” Means for FDCs

Texas Behavioral Health Institute – August 2015, Austin, TX

  • What is the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment ACT (CAPTA)? And What does it have to do with infants who are prenatally exposed to drugs or alcohol?
  • Family Drug Courts: Building on Our Success, Inspiring Outcomes with Families
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