Project Description

Substance Use & The Child Welfare System

This report will explore the mental and developmental health concerns related to childhood exposure to parental substance use. The three areas of focus are (1) how parenting is impacted by substance use and how these effects differ based on the type of substance; (2) how the resulting mental and developmental health concerns may present in a child; and (3) the relevant legal and procedural aspects of child welfare intervention, focusing on family separation.

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