National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare (NCSACW) New Resources and Learning Exchange Series
NCSACW is excited to share a new three-part series of technical assistance briefs: How States Serve Infants and their Families Affected by Prenatal Substance Exposure.
Register Now: You can join us for a three-part Learning Exchange to explore each brief. 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.
Brief 1: Identification and Notification (PDF) 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.
- Date: Tuesday, December 14, 2021: 10:30am – 12:00pm (PST)/1:30 – 3:00pm (EST)
Brief 2: Plans of Safe Care Data and Monitoring (PDF) 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.
- Date: Tuesday, January 11, 2022: 10:30am – 12:00pm (PST)/1:30 – 3:00pm (EST)
Brief 3: Lessons from Implementation of Plans of Safe Care (PDF) 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.
- Date: Tuesday, February 8, 2022: 10:30am – 12:00pm (PST)/1:30 – 3:00pm (EST)
Please submit your questions to presenters when you register for the sessions. Registration is free.