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Resources for Families Affected by Substance Use Disorders and Who Are Involved With Child Welfare Services

A crisis can put additional stress on families while simultaneously reducing access to many of the services and supports on which they rely. Consequently, lack of resources and the associated stress can weaken protective factors and create conditions that challenge effective, safe parenting and progress in substance use disorder treatment and recovery. Effective screening, intentional engagement and retention efforts, and timely access to substance use disorder treatment remain crucial to support these families.

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The National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare offers free technical assistance to a various of systems on making policy and practice changes to improve outcomes for families affected by substance use disorders and involvement with child welfare services. To learn more about technical assistance services or if you have a question please email NCSACW at or call toll-free at 1–866–493–2758.

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