Academic journal article Child Welfare

From the Editor: Substance Use and Child Welfare

Academic journal article Child Welfare

From the Editor: Substance Use and Child Welfare

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Child welfare has been consistently dominated by three major social dilemmas that have serious consequences for our children, youth, and families: substance use disorders, domestic violence, and mental health issues. All of these conditions occur under a wide umbrella of poverty. Although each of these areas could fill a special issue of Child Welfare, this double issue of the journal focuses on issues related to parents with substance use disorders. Indeed, parental substance use and addiction complicate and interfere with the healthy development of children and youth-and in particular with children, youth, and families known to child welfare.

Volume I features articles on the prevalence of substance use among families involved in child welfare and its impact among specific populations such as infants, children with a serious emotional disturbance, and families in rural communities; it provides specific approaches for the provision of services for these children and their families, as well as for Native Americans living in urban communities. The volume concludes with a description of the federally funded grant program for children affected by methamphetamine that provided family drug courts with funds to augment their services with specific parenting and child development interventions. …

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