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Training and Staff Development

Group of people collaboratingTraining and staff development should be addressed by the collaborative because without cross-training efforts at all levels – policy, administrative, management and line level staff, conventional practice will deepen the division between key players in the system.

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    • Understanding Substance Use Disorder Treatment: A Resource Guide for Professionals Referring to Treatment

      National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare, 2018

      This technical assistance tool is designed to equip professionals who refer parents to substance use disorder treatment with resources to better understand treatment services and strategies. The tool includes a list of questions child welfare or court staff can ask treatment providers to ensure effective linkages between individuals and services. With the knowledge gained, professionals will be able to make informed referral decisions about substance use disorder services that fit the parent's and family’s needs.

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