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02/28/2019

Family-Based Recovery: An Innovative Collaboration between Community Mental Health Agencies and Child Protective Services to Treat Families Impacted by Parental Substance Use.

"The data reveal improvements in parental wellbeing throughout FBR participation"

To meet the needs of families who have very young children and are involved with child protective services due to substance use, the State of Connecticut Department of Children and Families, Yale Child Study Center and Johns Hopkins University created an innovative treatment model. This public–private collaboration required a paradigm shift for both child protective services staff and treatment providers. This brief description of the Family-Based Recovery model highlights the family-focused practice elements that allow children to remain safely at home with parents who are in treatment. Outcomes suggest that Family-Based Recovery is a promising practice, and collaborations between child protective services and substance use treatment providers can yield positive results for families with young children. © 2019 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.


Child Abuse Review (2019) Published online in Wiley Online Library

Family-Based Recovery:  An Innovative Collaboration between Community Mental Health Agencies and Child Protective Services to Treat Families Impacted by Parental Substance Use.

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Authors: 

Karen E. Hanson, Yale Child Study Center, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut

Elizabeth R. Duryea, State of Connecticut - Department of Children and Families, Hartford, Connecticut

Mary Painter, State of Connecticut - Department of Children and Families, Hartford, Connecticut

Jeffrey J. Vanderploeg, J. P. Behavioral Health Consulting, West Hartford, Connecticut

Dale H. Saul, Yale Child Study Center, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut