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Title: Protecting Children in Substance-Abusing Families
Author(s): V Kropenske; J Howard
Corporate Author: Circle Solutions, Inc.
United States of America

Westover Consultants, Inc.
United States of America
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 142
Sponsoring Agency: Circle Solutions, Inc.
McLean, VA
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
US Dept of Health and Human Services
Washington, DC 20447
Westover Consultants, Inc.
Greenbelt, MD 20770
Grant Number: HHS 105-89-1730
Sale Source: US Dept of Health and Human Services
Office of Child Abuse and Neglect
Admin for Children and Families
370 L'Enfant Promenade, S.W.
Washington, DC 20447
United States of America

National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America

NCJRS Photocopy Services
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Training (Handbook/Manual)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This manual is designed to help professionals in the fields of child welfare, mental health, health care, education, law, religion, and substance abuse treatment to identify various forms of parental substance abuse, assess the needs of families affected by substance abuse, develop service plans, and provide intervention.
Abstract: Following an introductory chapter describing identifying characteristics of alcohol and drug abuse, the manual describes characteristics of parents at risk and special risks attributed to children of chemically involved parents. These include neurological symptoms, prematurity, infectious diseases, and developmental concerns. Following a discussion of reporting obligations in cases of child abuse involving parental substance abuse, the manual covers components of a comprehensive family assessment. The final two chapters examine juvenile court involvement with chemically involved families and innovative approaches to intervention, including treatment, innovations in out-of-home care, day treatment programs, support programs for parents, and interagency approaches. 6 tables, 42 notes, 66 references, and 3 appendixes
Main Term(s): Victims of Crime
Index Term(s): Abused children; Children at risk; Children of alcoholics; Children of drug abusers
Note: User Manual Series
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