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A new study links prenatal cocaine exposure to alterations in children's brains, particularly disruption of brain circuitry affecting arousal regulation.
Making fair permanency decisions for families when parental substance abuse is involved is tough. Understanding treatment and recovery in the context of systems is key to handling these cases.
A family drug court in Baltimore, MD is helping families struggling with substance abuse turn the corner. This new study found parents in the program were more likely to complete substance abuse treatment and reunify with their childeren.
Pairing a mother with a "recovery coach" is proving effective in reducing drug-exposed newborns, researchers say.
Policy and practice tips for improving case processing in cases involving parental susbstance abuse, drawn from CLP's 13-article series.
This article describes the results of a pilot project for developmental screening of infants and toddlers ages zero-to-three whose parents were voluntarily enrolled in the Dependency Drug Court in Miami-Dade County, Florida.
Learn strategies for handling child welfare cases involving parents struggling with both mental health and substance abuse issues.