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Research

This section provides the latest child welfare services and substance use treatment statistics and research literature related to families affected by substance use disorders and involvement with child welfare services.

  • Statistics

    • Child Welfare and Treatment Statistics
      Prevalence of Parental Alcohol or Other Drug Use as a Contributing Factor for Reason for Removal in the United States, 2000 to 2016
      Parental Alcohol or Other Drug Use as a Contributing Factor for Reason for Removal by State, 2016

      This section provides a series of graphs and charts displaying child welfare and treatment statistics. These graphs are derived from national datasets and are updated yearly upon the release of new data.

      View Statistics Page
  • Interactive Bibliography Search

    • The Interactive Bibliography is a searchable platform for individual citations identified in the field of cross-system issues involving child welfare, substance use disorders, and family treatment and dependency courts. The citations are searchable by topical keyword, author, title, date, or publication. Citations can also be exported through Microsoft Excel format. The bibliography is updated regularly and contains citations through June 2020.

      View Interactive Bibliography Search Page

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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