Promising Results for Cross-Systems Collaborative Efforts to Meet the Needs of Families Impacted by Substance Use

Child Welfare

Vol. 94, No. 5 (2015)


Dennis, K., Rodi, M. S., Robinson, G., DeCerchio, K., Young, N. K., Gardner, S. L., Stedt, E., & Corona, M.

This study is based on data regarding more than 15,000 families served by 53 federal grantees showing that child safety and permanency, parental recovery, and family well-being improve when agencies work together to address the complex needs of families at the intersection of substance abuse treatment and child welfare. Strategies summarized here offer promising collaborative approaches to mitigate the negative outcomes too often experienced by families impacted by substance use disorders.