National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare, 2018
The 10 Element Framework: Elements of System Linkages was developed by Children and Family Futures to help states, tribal, and local communities overcome barriers and identify strategies to facilitate effective partnerships between mental health services, substance use treatment, child welfare, and family courts.
By employing strategies from the 10-Element Framework, community programs are achieving higher success rates, increasing reunification, and minimizing the revolving door that brings families affected by substance use disorders back into the courts.
Two community programs are highlighted in this DVD, one in Miami, Dade County, Florida, and one in Sacramento County, California. The video examines the challenges present when programs work across service systems to ensure that families affected by substance use disorders and in the child welfare system get the support they need to live safe, productive lives.
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