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Working with Drug-Affected Families

About the Authors

Jill Kinney, Ph. D., is executive director of Home, Safe, a private Seattle, WA, nonprofit corporation begun in 1992 to develop and implement innovative approaches to helping families throughout the United States. For the last five years, Kinney's work has focused on development of professional and natural helper partnerships, worker resiliency techniques and options for helping people with drug problems if they refuse drug treatment or the 12-step model.

Doug Vaughn is a Senior Consultant for Home, Safe. He does program and model development and delivers training to child welfare workers. He has developed training curriculae for child welfare workers, including motivation enhancement, child safety and ways of working with drug-affected families.

Steve Hornberger has worked in the public and private sector with residential and in-home and community-based programs, including substance abuse treatment, child welfare and juvenile justice. He has particular expertise in cross-system integrations, family-centered programming and grassroots activities in the community.

John Mattingly is a Senior Associate for the Annie E. Casey Foundation and manager of the Family to Family: Reconstructing Foster Care Initiative. He has over 25 years' experience in family support and child welfare administration.

Other contributors are Soledad Martinez, Manager of Family Preservation Services for the State of New Mexico, and Kathy Strand, Program Associate for Home, Safe.

Additional Reading

Back From the Brink: Women, Crack and the Child Welfare System, by Jill Kinney and Kathy Strand. Available in the tools section of this web site.


Jill Kinney or Kathy Strand
Home, Safe
121 Vine Street, #2103
Seattle, WA 98121
Phone: 206.956.8548
Fax: 206.956.8549
e-mail: or

Doug Vaughn
Home, Safe
789 11th Ave.
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: 206.890.2096
Fax: 619.234.0014