Arizona Department of Child Safety, 2016
These drug testing practice guidelines provide frontline child welfare staff in Arizona with procedures for the appropriate use of drug and alcohol testing as well as determining appropriate testing panels, schedules, frequency, and discontinuation. The guidelines encourage use of a four-pronged approach to decision making that includes reviewing screening tools, assessing signs and symptoms, identifying corroborating reports, and drug/alcohol testing. The guidance emphasizes that drug testing is only one component of a comprehensive assessment of safety threats, protective capacities, and treatment needs, and it should never be used punitively.
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