Making It Work Without a Family Drug Court: Connecticut's Approach to Parental Substance Abuse in the Child Welfare System

Jane Ungemack, Marilou Giovannucci, Samuel Moy, Karen Ohrenberger, Thomas Dematteo, Staceyann Smith

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Abstract

Parental substance abuse presents, complex challenges for the child welfare system and courts. This article describes the State of Connecticut's experience implementing the Recovery Specialist Voluntary Program (RSVP), a recovery support program designed to confront the problem of parental substance abuse within the child welfare system without, a family drug court. The state-level collaboration efforts, system changes, factors affecting development and implementation of RSVP, program participants, and preliminary outcomes are described.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)107-123
Number of pages17
JournalChild welfare
Volume94
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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