A brief overview of the Moyer Foundation’s Camp Mariposa, a national addiction prevention and mentoring program for youth who have been impacted by substance misuse in their families. Launched in 2007 in Seattle, Camp Mariposa now operates in more than 12 locations across the country, providing services to children ages 9 to 12. Part of the Addiction Policy Forum’s Spotlight series which highlights innovative programs to address the opioid crisis.
A brief overview of the Sobriety Treatment and Recovery Teams (START) model for serving families with active child protective services (CPS) cases and parental substance misuse. The START model pairs a CPS caseworker with a family mentor who has lived experience with recovery and CPS system and the 2 engage the family in a sustained strengths based approach. START teams have limited case loads of 12 to 15 families. Research has shown that families who receive START services as opposed to usual care in the CPS system were more likely to achieve abstinence, children were less likely to be placed in state custody, and the state saves money in foster care costs. This report is part of the Addiction Policy Forum’s spotlight series.
A brief overview of the Celebrating Familes! curriculum which is an evidence-based, skills building program for youth and families who have been impacted by addiction. The goal of the program is to prevent youth development of substance use disorders while improving the child and family members’s mental and physical health. Trainers from the National Association for Children of Alcoholics work with communities and programs to faithfully implement the 16-week curriculum which has been adopted in over 100 jurisdictions including treatment programs, drug courts, and community organizations. This report is part of the Addiction Policy Forum’s Spotlight series which highlights innovative programs to address the opioid crisis.
This briefing paper from the National Judicial Opioid Task Force provides an overview of parent partner programs, where parents facing child welfare or dependency proceedings are paired with a peer adviser who helps them understand and navigate the process. Parent partner programs in Washington, Iowa,
This collection features reports and websites that address recovery in special populations. Included is a link to an interactive website created by the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids that provides information for parents and caregivers to support children and youth after treatment for substance use disorder. A PDF version of the website material is also included.
A comprehensive report on increasing access to evidence-based treatments for substance use disorder in the criminal justice and child welfare systems from researchers at the Addiction & Public Policy Initiative of the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown Law Center. The report specifically addresses increasing access to medications to treat opioid use disorder (MOUD) in jails and prisons, in treatment court settings, and in the child welfare system. The report reviews programs in multiple states and summarizes legal, legislative and fiscal strategies to implement and manage evidence-based, public-health focused interventions in these settings.
The parental tool-kit created as part of the Operation Prevention substance abuse prevention program created by the Drug Enforcement Administration and Discovery Education. The tool-kit includes information for parents to accompany the curriculum students receive in Operation Prevention programs in K-12 education programs.
The National Institute on Drug Abuse website provides information about alcohol and drugs for youth ages 11 to 17. The website includes materials written specifically for a teen audience, as well as
This 20 minute Real Talk podcast features one physician’s personal experience of having a family member addicted to opioids.
This 4 minute video, entitled “Addiction Impacts the Entire Family: Pearls for Providers” from an educator at Boston Medical Center’s Grayken Center for Addiction who has a family experience with addiction, describes the role family members can play in facilitating treatment for substance use disorders and provides guidance on how health care providers can engage with family members in understanding evidence-based treatment.