Parental substance use disorders and child maltreatment: overlap, gaps, and opportunities.

  title={Parental substance use disorders and child maltreatment: overlap, gaps, and opportunities.},
  author={Nancy K. Young and Sharon M. Boles and Cathleen Otero},
  journal={Child maltreatment},
  volume={12 2},
There are relatively few empirically sound studies or nationally representative data on the number of children in Child Welfare Services (CWS) who are affected by their parents' substance abuse or dependence. The two systems that could systematically monitor this population, CWS and substance abuse treatment, are not required to capture the data elements that would identify families in both systems. The studies that are based on CWS populations or parents in treatment indicate that there is a… CONTINUE READING

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