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Opioid and Substance Abuse Treatment Services for Child Welfare-Involved Caregivers

Understanding risk and protective factors related to parental substance use in child welfare.

Substance use disorders (SUDs) among caregivers are strongly associated with child maltreatment, with an estimated two-thirds of child welfare (CW) cases involving SUD-related issues. Emergent literature suggests collaboration between CW and SUD treatment agencies facilitates the delivery of SUD services to families. The proposed study will use linked federal administrative data to explore the relationship between collaborative strategies and delivery of SUD treatment to CW-involved caregivers.