Combining child welfare and substance abuse services: a blended model of intervention.

@article{McAlpine2001CombiningCW,
  title={Combining child welfare and substance abuse services: a blended model of intervention.},
  author={Catherine McAlpine and Catherine C. Marshall and Nivine H Doran},
  journal={Child welfare},
  year={2001},
  volume={80 2},
  pages={129-49}
}
Montgomery County, Maryland's Child Welfare Services (CWS) and Adult Addiction Services (AAS) developed an initiative to address the requirements of the Adoption and Safe Families Act (ASFA) while meeting the needs of families and the community of providers. A blended model of intervention was determined to be the best strategy to achieve the dual mandates of CWS and alcohol and other drugs (AOD) providers. Drawing from criminal justice, systems theory, social work, and addiction treatment, the… CONTINUE READING

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