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Resources to Support Families Affected by Substance Use Disorders

About NCSACW

NCSACW is a national resource center providing information, expert consultation, training and technical assistance to child welfare, dependency court and substance use treatment professionals to improve the safety, permanency, well-being and recovery outcomes for children, parents and families.

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Current Topics Affecting the Field

Preventing Child Abuse & Neglect

There has been an increased focus on prevention of child maltreatment and preventable foster care placement. This focus is particularly important for families affected...[READ MORE]

Supporting Families Affected by Opioids

The national opioid crisis affects every aspect of service providers including child welfare, courts, treatment providers, public health, and medical providers. In resp...[READ MORE]

Plans of Safe Care

Over the last two decades, the nation has experienced a four-fold increase in opioid use disorders among pregnant women and three-fold increase in rates of neonatal abs...[READ MORE]

Methamphetamine

Methamphetamine is a highly addictive, central nervous system stimulant that alters the level of dopamine in the body and increases reward-seeking behavior. Chronic and...[READ MORE]

Contact Us

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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