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Treatment Planning for Substance Abuse in Child Welfare

Treatment Planning for Substance Abuse in Child Welfare

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Treatment Planning for Substance Abuse in Child Welfare training course

An estimated 60% to 80% of families known to the child welfare systems have substance abuse problems, with parental substance abuse one of the most difficult presenting problems to treat successfully. Parental substance abuse is associated with higher rates of continued abuse, greater likelihood of out-of-home placement, longer stays in care, and higher rates of termination of parental rights and adoption. In addition, parental substance abuse has high rates of relapse, which presents a challenge due to time limits for family reunification. Successful treatment for parental substance abuse requires a supportive approach with an emphasis on collaboration. This course looks at the challenges of parental substance abuse before discussing how to approach the treatment plan. The importance of documentation and collaboration with substance abuse systems is also discussed.

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CE Approvals
  • Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling
  • International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET)
  • National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)
  • Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board
  • Texas Board of Licensed Professional Counselors
  • The Association of Addiction Professionals (NAADAC)
  • The Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB)