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Research

Learn about the latest research and empirical studies on best practices for families affected by substance use disorders and child welfare involvement.

Substance Use, the Opioid Epidemic and the Child Welfare System: Key Findings from a Mixed Methods Study
The Assistant Secretary of Planning and Evaluation (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.

Literature Reviews & Abstracts

Child Welfare, Substance Use Disorders, and Courts Research Literature Review
Identifies the research literature related to child welfare, substance use disorders, courts, and related issues for the time frame of January 2000 through December 2017.

Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute

Subject bibliographies related to substance abuse and child welfare from the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute (ADAI) at the University of Washington. References in ADAI bibliographies are from the ADAI Library database, which includes citations to items in the library collection. Call numbers provided for books and chapters refer to the ADAI Library only. The Family Issues section covers the following topics:

    • Child Abuse and Substance Abuse
    • Parenting by Substance Abusers

Five National Reports on the Substance Abuse–Child Welfare Linkage

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