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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.

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    • Child Welfare, Substance Use Disorders, and Courts Research Literature Review
      Child Welfare, Substance Abuse Disorders and Dependency Courts: A Cross-System Annotated Bibliography(PDF 1.5 MB)

      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.

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  • Five National Reports on the Substance Abuse–Child Welfare LinkageOpenClose

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