National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare Informational Motion Graphic

National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare Informational Motion Graphic


• The National Center on Substance Abuse
and Child Welfare is a resource center that offers consultation, training, and technical
assistance to improve outcomes for families affected by substance use disorders. The Center is an initiative of the Department
of Health and Human Services and is jointly funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health
Services Administration and the Administration on Children, Youth and Families. • Our focus is on families affected by substance
use disorders who are involved with child welfare services and the courts. These families have multiple, complex needs
that require resources across many systems. • We provide technical assistance that helps
these multiple systems come together to enhance policies, practices, and procedures that benefit
families. Our services are based on decades of work
with state, local, and community agencies nationwide. • The short-term technical assistance we
deliver includes phone or email consultation to provide information, resources, and publications
as well as examples of work that we have supported across the country. • Our website hosts a variety of resources,
including free online tutorials for substance use, child welfare, and court professionals. We convene national webinars and present at
conferences across the country. Our technical assistance focuses on improving
practices and policies related to a variety of topics, such as: family-centered treatment
for opioid and other substance use disorders, infants with prenatal substance exposure,
plans of safe care, family drug treatment courts, trauma-informed care, and recovery
supports. • Our long-term technical assistance involves
a dedicated consultant who provides relationship-based coaching and support over an extended period
of time for collaborative teams, which often include child welfare, substance use treatment,
court, healthcare, and community partners. • We support sites involved with the National
Center’s In-Depth Technical Assistance Program and ACYF’s Regional Partnership Grants to
make policy and practice changes, strengthen partnerships, and achieve measurable outcomes
on behalf of children and families. Through our work, we have developed a variety
of collaborative policy and diagnostic tools that help partner organizations assess readiness
for collaboration, and identify strengths, needs, and opportunities for improvement. • To request technical assistance and learn
more about the National Center’s services, visit our website, contact us toll-free at
1-866-493-2758, or email us at [email protected]

Daniel Yohans

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