Working with Drug-Affected Families: Training for Child Welfare Workers

The Challenge of Drug Abuse in Child Welfare, Part Two (Summary)

By the Annie E. Casey Foundation

January 1, 2001

Summary

This training guide summary is intended for child welfare professionals who are working with families that have drug and alcohol problems. The training module incorporates different theories and techniques that have been used by social workers, and that have been found to be effective – especially among low-income female addicts involved with the child welfare system.

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Key Takeaway

Change is Possible

Effective training of child welfare professionals who work with drug-affected families is based on the underlying philosophy that people can make amazing changes, especially when given access to support and resources that they did not have before.

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