Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) and Mental Health


Mental Health Practice Guidelines for Child Welfare (2009)
This report, developed through support from the Reach Institute, Casey Family Programs, and the Annie E. Casey Foundation, was developed through the Best Practices for Mental Health in Child Welfare Consensus Conference. The purpose of the conference was to develop best practice guidelines for addressing mental health in child welfare in five key areas: 1) mental health screening and assessment, 2) psychosocial interventions, 3) psychopharmacological interventions, 4) parent support and empowerment and 5) youth support and empowerment.

Substance Abuse Issues in Family to Family Efforts: Better Reunification Outcomes Through Partnerships with Treatment Agencies

Meth and Child Welfare: Promising Solutions for Children, Their Parents and Grandparents
Produced by Generations United, this report examines the impact of meth on children, families, communities, and the child welfare system. It identifies some promising strategies to prevent meth use, keep children safe, help parents with addictions complete treatment, and improve the child welfare system's ability to combat the impact meth has on chldren and families.