Children Affected by Methamphetamine (CAM) is a Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) funded grant program focused on expanding and/or enhancing services to children and their families who are affected by methamphetamine use and abuse. The Public Health Service Act of 2000 Section 509 provided funding over a four-year period to 12 Family Treatment Drug Courts (FTDC) to improve the well-being, permanency, and safety outcomes of children, who are in, or at-risk of out-of-home placement as a result of a parental methamphetamine or other substance abuse.
The primary focus of this grant program is to provide services directly to the children and to provide supportive services for parents, caregivers, and families. Grantees are encouraged to include other caregivers or foster parents involved in the care of the children in the enhancement aspect of the family services. The parents served under this program must be involved in a FTDC and receiving substance abuse treatment services.