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Resources to Support Cross-System Collaboration

During a public health crisis, collaboration is critical to ensure that families receive services that they need to stay safe and healthy in the short-term and to remain strong and able to thrive in the long-term while adjusting to community changes. Service providers are challenged to expand their scope where possible, enhance their ability to share information, and create innovative ways of working together to ensure families affected by substance use disorders and who are involved with child welfare services get the attention and support they need to be safe and thrive.

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    • Tip Sheet 1: Supporting Cross-System Collaboration During the Current Public Health Crisis
      Tip Sheet 1: Supporting Cross-System Collaboration During the Current Public Health Crisis(PDF 339 KB)

      National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare, 2020

      During the public health crisis, collaboration is critical to ensure that families receive the services they need to stay safe and healthy in the short term and to remain strong and able to thrive in the long term; however, community needs and conditions have changed. This tool provides considerations, tips, and practice strategies to system leaders, administrators, and frontline staff as they develop, sustain, and strengthen cross-system partnerships necessary to support families affected by substance use disorders during the current public health crisis.

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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 ncsacw@cffutures.org or call toll-free at 1–866–493–2758.

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