Substance Use Disorders and Child Maltreatment

$18.00 | CE Hours:6.00 | Intermediate

CE Course Objectives

This manual, Protecting Children in Families Affected by Substance Use Disorders, provides a basis for understanding parental substance use disorder and its relationship to child maltreatment. The manual encourages enhanced collaboration between CPS and alcohol and drug abuse treatment agencies.

Article Author:  U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Kathleen Feidler, M.S.W., Karen Mooney, LCSW, Mary Nakashian M.A. 
Exam writer:  Patricia Hocking-Walker, M.S. (Psychology)

CE Course Objectives

1.  Discuss the dynamics, characteristics, and effects of substance use disorders (SUDs).

2.  Evaluate the impact of SUDs on children and the connection to child maltreatment.

3.  Identify strategies to recognize and screen for SUDs and  to establish plans for families experiencing these problems.

4.  Describe methods to support treatment and recovery for SUDs, particularly in child maltreatment cases.

5.  Recognize ways in which CPS and SUD treatment providers can coordinate their work in order to improve outcomes.

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