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Resources to Support the Workforce

A public health crisis can challenge the workforce to work in new and creative ways, and thus knowledge about best practices and tools for working with families affected by substance use disorders and involvement with child welfare services remains critical. Staff need to understand the unique needs of these families, to determine the services and supports that are most effective, and to explore helpful practice modifications to ensure family safety and wellbeing. Staff who are responsible for the care of families may need additional support during this time.

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    • Tip Sheet 2: Supporting the Workforce During the Current Public Health Crisis
      Tip Sheet 2: Supporting the Workforce During the Current Public Health Crisis(PDF 551 KB)

      National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare, 2020

      During the public health crisis, knowledge about best practices for working with families affected by substance use disorders (SUDs) in child welfare, information about effective collaboration with partner organizations, and tools to improve the knowledge base about working with families with SUDs remains critical as the workforce is challenged to work in new ways. This tool provides considerations, tips, and practice strategies to system leaders, administrators, and frontline staff as they develop guidance, education, and support strategies for the workforce serving families affected by SUDs during the current public health crisis.

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Contact Us

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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