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National Association for Children of Addiction

Source: National Association for Children of Addiction

The National Children of Addiction (NACoA) website provides resources for families and professionals to address issues related to parental substance use.

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Bring Them All: A Family-Centered Approach to Addiction Treatment

Source: Center of Excellence on Behavioral Health for Pregnant and Postpartum Women and Their Families, Addiction Technology and Transfer Center

This 15 minute video describes the family-centered approach to addiction treatment provided by SHIELDS for Families in Southern California. The model allows women and their children and partners to stay together during treatment in a residential setting with all services provided on site.

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The Use of Peers and Recovery Specialists in Child Welfare Settings

Source: National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare

This guide provides information on service models that use family peer mentors or recovery specialists to serve families affected by substance use disorder (SUD) who are involved with the child welfare system. The guide describes 2 models:

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Trauma, Substance Use, and Justice System-Involved Youth

Source: National Judicial Opioid Task Force

This briefing paper from the National Judicial Opioid Task Force includes an overview of the concept of trauma and how it affects youth and families involved with the justice system. The paper provides facts about trauma, presents advice for judges on how to avoid retraumatization in the courtroom, and describes 10

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Overdose Lifeline

Source: Overdose Lifeline

The website for Overdose Lifeline, Inc, an Indiana nonprofit that works with individuals, families and communities to address the consequences of the opioid epidemic. Their programs include education and training about opioid-related issues for individuals and first responders, and youth prevention and education programs. They also

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A Collaborative Approach to the Treatment of Pregnant Women with Opioid Use Disorder: Practice and Policy Considerations for Child Welfare, Collaborating Medical, and Service Providers

Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Administration for Children and Families

This guide focuses on creating coordinated, multi-system approaches to caring for pregnant women with opioid use disorder and their infants. It focuses on creating coordination between medical providers, addiction treatment and behavioral health providers, social service agencies including

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Family, Parent, and Caregiver Peer Support in Behavioral Health

Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

This 2-pager provides an overview of peer specialist services for families, parents, and caregivers supporting children and youth receiving mental health or substance use disorder services.

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