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.
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.
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE), 2018
ASPE released two briefs in March 2018: “Substance Use, the Opioid Epidemic and the Child Welfare System: Key Finding from a Mixed Methods Study” and “The Relationship Between Substance Use Indicators and Child Welfare Caseloads.” The briefs examine how substance use affects child welfare systems across the country.
National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare, 2018
This bibliography identifies the major research in the field of cross-system issues involving child welfare, substance use disorders, and courts. The literature review time frame is January 2000–June 2017.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call toll-free at 1–866–493–2758.