Reunifying Families with Substance Use Disorder

This 8 page overview details strategies promoting the reunification of families when a parent has a substance use disorder. This report explains why prioritizing family unification is important and lists 10 action steps government agencies and community organizations can take to support strong, healthy families. Continue reading

Sobriety Treatment and Recovery Teams (START)

Children and Family Futures provides technical assistance to local communities implementing the Sobriety Treatment and Recovery Teams (START) model of working with families with substance use disorder and child welfare involvement. The website includes information about the model, resources, and an opportunity to request technical assistance. Continue reading

START Safe and Sound

This 9-minute video explains the role family mentors play in Kentucky’s Sobriety, Treatment and Recovery Team (START) program. The video features family mentors talking about their stories, their role in helping other parents with substance use disorder and child welfare involvement, and the story of a family helped by the program. Continue reading

Ohio START 2019 Impact Report

This 2-page document describes the impact of the Ohio Sobriety, Treatment, and Reducing Trauma (START) program, which provides wrap-around services to children and families impacted by opiates and other addictive substances. Also included in this resource is information on services provided by the START teams in Ohio in 2019. Continue reading