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Session: Child Abuse and Substance Abuse: The Unmentionable Connection
4179.0: Tuesday, November 9, 2004: 2:30 PM-4:00 PM
Child Abuse and Substance Abuse: The Unmentionable Connection
Millions of children live with disadvantaged, substance abusing parents, and parental substance abuse figures largely in many if not most child protection service and foster care cases. The financial and intangible costs are immense. Multiple state agencies and the courts may be involved with a single family, yet the field relationships may be strained, addressing the issues is challanging, and different agencies have different approaches and missions. The situation is made more difficult by the lack of prevalence and incidence data, and a dearth of structured research on promising approaches to the problem.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this session, the participant will be able to describe the relationship of parental substance abuse and child abuse, the multiple state agencies involved, the difficullties in addressing the issue, and give examples of some promising approaches.
Organizer(s):Gabrielle Denmead
Moderator(s):Gabrielle Denmead
2:30 PMDivided we fail: The imperative need for collaboration among substance abuse treatment providers, child welfare agencies, and Family Courts  [ Recorded presentation ]
Laura F. Radel, MPP
2:48 PMSubstance abusing families in the child welfare system: Evidence from the national survey of child and adolescent well-being
Lawrence Berger, PhD, Jessica Kahn, Jane Waldfogel, PhD
3:06 PMTime to break new ground: Improving the quality and impact of research on treating disadvantaged drug abusing mothers and their families  [ Recorded presentation ]
Jon Morgenstern, PhD, Kimberly A. Blanchard, PhD, Mary Nakashian, MA, Fay Gibson, MA, Barbara Kistenmacher, PhD, Kamala Greene, PhD, Lisa O'Connor, PhD
3:24 PMSubstance abuse and child welfare policy and models  [ Recorded presentation ]
Nancy Young, MSW, PhD
3:42 PMCASA Safe Haven: A case study in community collaboration  [ Recorded presentation ]
Fay Gibson, MA, Jon Morgenstern, PhD, Mary Nakashian, MA, Lisa O'Connor, PhD
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.
Organized by:Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs
Endorsed by:Community Health Planning and Policy Development; Injury Control and Emergency Health Services; Public Health Education and Health Promotion
CE Credits:CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

The 132nd Annual Meeting (November 6-10, 2004) of APHA