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National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare: New Resources and Learning Exchange Series
February 8 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
One event on January 11, 2022 at 10:30 am
One event on February 8, 2022 at 10:30 am
The National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare (NCSACW) has published a new three-part series of technical assistance briefs: How States Serve Infants and their Families Affected by Prenatal Substance Exposure. NCSACW will explore the briefs in-depth in a three-part Learning Exchange. These interactive sessions feature subject matter experts and professionals that are currently implementing innovative policies and practices that support families affected by prenatal substance exposure. Click HERE to register for the Learning Exchange series and click the links below for a PDF of each briefing.
Dec. 14, 10:30 a.m.-noon | Brief 1: Identification and Notification summarizes steps states have taken to implement the 2016 Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) amendments to the Child Abuse and Prevention Treatment Act (CAPTA). The amendments focus on changes to state statutes, establishing a difference between notification and reporting to Child Protective Services, and developing shared definitions to identify and serve these families.
Jan. 11, 2022, 10:30 a.m.-noon | Brief 2: Plans of Safe Care Data and Monitoring reviews states’ systems- and case-level strategies for monitoring Plans of Safe Care (POSC) and fulfilling the amended annual data reporting requirements, to the maximum extent practicable, in CAPTA. This brief also highlights innovative ways states and local communities monitor POSC for infants and families without open child welfare cases.
Feb. 8, 2022, 10:30 a.m.-noon | Brief 3: Lessons from Implementation of Plans of Safe Care provides an overview of the progress, knowledge, and experience states have gained since the passage of the CARA amendments to CAPTA. The three highlighted lessons include promoting systems collaboration, reducing stigma, and using data to implement effective policies and practices.