Substance Use Disorders in Child Welfare:
Congressional Briefing – June 6, 2013
Today in the United States, more than 8 million children live with a parent who is alcohol-dependent or who needs treatment for a substance use disorder.
The needs are particularly great for families involved in the child welfare system. While the majority of these families struggle with a substance use disorder, only a fraction get the appropriate services to help them overcome their addictions and keep their families together.
But there is good news.
Learn from the nation's leading policy experts, practitioners and judges about the latest program and treatment advances to help parents recover and children thrive:
· Dr. Nancy Young, Executive Director, Children & Family Futures
· The Honorable Karen Adam, Judge - Division 13, Arizona Superior Court in Pima County
· Dr. Ira Chasnoff, Pediatrician & President, Children's Research Triangle
· Karen Christian, Family Drug Court Graduate
· Nancy Hamilton, President and CEO, Operation PAR, Inc.
· Mary Kay Hudson, Director of Court Services, Indiana Judicial Center
· Kate Maus, Director, Division of Maternal, Child and Family Health, City of Philadelphia
· Robert Morrison, Executive Director, National Association of State Alcohol/Drug Abuse Directors
· Barbara Rachelson, Executive Director, LUND
· Michele Rosenberg, Chief of Staff, D.C. Child and Family Services Agency
· Julie Taylor, Director, Department of Family Services, Confederated Tribes of Umatilla
· Dr. Norma Finkelstein, Executive Director, Institute for Health and Recovery
Senator Max Baucus (D-MT), Chair & Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Ranking Member, Senate Committee on Finance
Senator Charles E. Schumer (D-NY) & Senator Mike Enzi (R-WY)
Rep. Karen Bass [CA-37th]), Chair, Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth
Representative Tim Ryan (OH-13th), Co-Chair, Addiction, Treatment and Recovery Caucus