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Overview of the Protocol to Improve Services to Families involved with Substance Abuse, Child Welfare and the Family Court System.

Overview of the Protocol to Improve Services to Families involved with Substance Abuse, Child Welfare and the Family Court System.

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  • 1. Colorado’s Protocol Improving Services to Families Involved with Substance Abuse, Child Welfare and the Dependency Court
  • 2. 3 Main Sections Background Information Protocol Appendices
  • 3. Background Information Background information on systems involved Policy context Context of direct practice Current “hot” issues
  • 4. Protocol 3 Sections – Initial screening – In-depth assessment – Ongoing case monitoring and case closure Divided along same categories used in NCSACW SAFERR document
  • 5. Protocol Community guiding principles Community standards Suggestions for each system to facilitate work with other systems – Child Welfare – Substance Abuse Treatment – Dependency Court
  • 6. Some Highlights Screening for substance abuse in all child welfare cases Interdisciplinary case staffings at beginning of case
  • 7. Some Highlights New licensing category for substance abuse treatment providers Screening for child safety in substance abuse treatment Screening for FAS/FASD in children done by both systems
  • 8. Some highlights Training on cross- disciplinary collaboration Court personnel routinely ask about substance abuse screenings and progress in treatment
  • 9. Some Highlights Treatment plans routinely shared across systems and with the Court Knowledge of services available in each system
  • 10. Appendices Helpful reference information Often from other sources Incomplete in spots We need your feedback!!!
  • 11. What are you doing already? Screening for substance abuse Interdisciplinary case staffings Work in interdisciplinary teams Co-located substance abuse staff in child welfare agencies Use of addiction and recovery principles in court process
  • 12. What else?
  • 13. What are some ways you might use this information?
  • 14. What are some barriers in your counties/jurisdictions to implementing this protocol?
  • 15. We want to hear from YOU!
  • 16. Feedback: What is useful? Which parts of the document don’t you use?
  • 17. Feedback: How many pages did you actually read? What needs to be changed?
  • 18. Feedback: What did you read and think “We’ll do that!” What did you read and think “No way…!”
  • 19. Please let us know what you think! Your Core Team: Carol.Wahlgren@state.co.us Claudia.Zundel@state.co.us Karen.Mooney@state.co.us