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In-Depth Technical Assistance for Infants with Prenatal Substance Exposure and their Families

Since 2007, NCSACW has provided the In-Depth Technical Assistance (IDTA) program to advance the capacity of states, tribes, and their community partner agencies to improve outcomes for families affected by substance use disorders. In 2014, NCSACW launched a specialized IDTA program focused on improving the safety, health, permanency in their relationships, and well-being of infants with prenatal substance exposure and the recovery of pregnant and parenting women and their families.

This 18-24 month program strengthens collaboration among child welfare, substance use disorder treatment, and the courts, as well as maternal and infant health care providers, early care and education systems, home visiting, and other key partners. IDTA also assists states to develop policies and protocols to align with the prenatal substance exposure provisions in the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) of 2016, which amended sections of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA).

Since 2014, NCSACW has provided IDTA to eleven states. See the map below for a display of the states and links to program descriptions.

See the IDTA Program Summary for more information about this program and state strategies.


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