Implementing the Substance Use Disorder Provisions in Family First Act

Posted March 24, 2020
Implementing the Substance Use Disorder Provisions of the Family First Prevention Services Act

In part­ner­ship with the Annie E. Casey Foun­da­tion, Chil­dren and Fam­i­ly Futures (CFF) will host a webi­nar, Imple­ment­ing the Sub­stance Use Dis­or­der Pro­vi­sions of the Fam­i­ly First Pre­ven­tion Ser­vices Act, at 2 p.m. on March 31, 2020. The webi­nar will help child wel­fare prac­ti­tion­ers sup­port fam­i­lies expe­ri­enc­ing a sub­stance use disorder.

Reg­is­ter for the webinar

The Fam­i­ly First Pre­ven­tion Ser­vices Act (Fam­i­ly First), signed into law on Feb. 9, 2018, offers an extra­or­di­nary oppor­tu­ni­ty for child wel­fare agen­cies and their sub­stance use dis­or­der (SUD) treat­ment part­ners to expand and enhance fam­i­ly-cen­tered inter­ven­tions that improve out­comes for chil­dren and families.

This webi­nar will high­light CFF’s recent­ly released resource, Imple­ment­ing the Sub­stance Use Dis­or­der Pro­vi­sions of the Fam­i­ly First Pre­ven­tion Ser­vices Act: A Toolk­it for Child Wel­fare and Treat­ment Stake­hold­ers, which is designed to guide state child wel­fare and sub­stance use dis­or­der lead­ers in their efforts to imple­ment the SUD-focused pro­vi­sions of the law.

Par­tic­i­pants will:

  • under­stand Fam­i­ly First’s SUD provisions;
  • iden­ti­fy oppor­tu­ni­ties to imple­ment the law to ben­e­fit fam­i­lies affect­ed by SUDs; and
  • rec­og­nize the impor­tance of col­lab­o­ra­tion to imple­ment Fam­i­ly First effectively.

Speak­ers:

  • Sarah Mor­ris-Comp­ton, senior asso­ciate, The Annie E. Casey Foundation
  • Nan­cy Young, exec­u­tive direc­tor, Chil­dren and Fam­i­ly Futures
  • Rebec­ca Robuck, pol­i­cy direc­tor, ChildFocus
  • Heather D’Onofrio, research ana­lyst, Nation­al Asso­ci­a­tion of State Alco­hol and Drug Abuse Directors
  • Melanie Whit­ter, direc­tor of research and pro­gram appli­ca­tions, Nation­al Asso­ci­a­tion of State Alco­hol and Drug Abuse Directors

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