Implementing the Substance Use Disorder Provisions in Family First Act

Posted March 24, 2020, By the Annie E. Casey Foundation

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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