HHS Manual Focuses on Protecting Children Impacted by Family Substance Abuse

Source: OJJDP JuvJust e-News, 8/19/09

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS’) Children’s Bureau has released “Protecting Children in Families Affected by Substance Use Disorders.” Part of the Bureau’s Child Abuse and Neglect User Manual Series, the manual examines such topics as:

the nature of substance use disorders

the impact of parental substance abuse disorders on children

examination, screening, assessment, and treatment for substance abuse disorders

the role of child protective services caseworkers.

Resources:

“Protecting Children in Families Affected by Substance Use Disorders” is available online at www.childwelfare.gov/pubs/usermanuals/substanceuse or in pdf at http://www.childwelfare.gov/pubs/usermanuals/substanceuse/substanceuse.pdf.

For further information about the Child Abuse and Neglect User Manual Series, visit www.childwelfare.gov/pubs/usermanual.cfm.

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