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Emerging Drug Trends and the Effects on Safety and Risk to Children and Parents

August 31, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

The increase of fentanyl and other substance use across the country highlights the need for child welfare agencies and workers to partner with substance use treatment to inform decisions on child and parents’ immediate needs for safety and potential future risk for a family’s well-being. Stigma about persons with substance use and mental health disorders influences how various service systems interact with families and calls for a family-centered collaborative approach. This approach remains a key ingredient to disrupting stigma and ensuring families access the services they need.

Join this webinar to learn more about:

  • Recent drug trends and the effect on the child welfare system.
  • Exposure risks for children associated with substances in the home, and parental overdose.
  • Safety concerns for child welfare and other home-based service providers.
  • Early identification and treatment for families to decrease stigma and increase equitable access to treatment and other services.
  • Implementation of a collaborative family-centered approach across systems to support well-being and improve child and family outcomes.
  • State and community strategies that have been implemented in practice and policies.