Kinship Families Affected by Substance Use and Mental Health Disorders
It’s Kinship Care Month! The National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare (NCSACW) invites you to a webinar on services and supports for kinship families affected by substance use and co-occurring mental health disorders.
Kinship care promotes stability and a sense of belonging, particularly as children maintain connections with their family and cultural identity. However, kinship and grandfamilies can face unique challenges when parent(s) of the children in care have a substance use or mental health disorder. These challenges can include ensuring access to specific developmental services for infants and children with prenatal substance exposure as well as tending to children’s emotional, physical, and behavioral challenges across developmental stages.
Join this webinar to learn:
- Specific needs of kinship and grandfamilies affected by substance use and co-occurring mental health disorders
- Services and supports available to help these families succeed
- About the Grandfamilies & Kinship Support Network: A National Technical Assistance Center
Please submit your questions to presenters when you register for the session. Registration is free.
Ana Beltran – Director, Grandfamilies & Kinship Support Network: A National Technical Assistance Center. Ms. Beltran will highlight key data and innovative programs available to kinship families.
Nancy Young, Ph.D. – Project Director, NCSACW. Dr. Young will discuss challenges faced by kinship families affected by substance use and co-occurring mental health disorders and highlight available supports.
Kinship caregivers will join the presenters to discuss their experience caring for children affected by substance use and mental health disorders.
NCSACW is a national resource center providing information, expert consultation, training, and technical assistance to child welfare, dependency court, and substance use treatment professionals to improve the safety, permanency, well-being, and recovery outcomes for children, parents, and families. Reach us via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website.
This presentation is supported by contract number 75S20422C00001 from the Children’s Bureau (CB), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), co-funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The views, opinions, and content of this presentation are those of the presenters and do not necessarily reflect the views, opinions, or policies of ACF, SAMHSA or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).