Parental Substance Use and the Child Welfare System (1 credit hour)

Program Summary:  This course examines the impact of parental substance use on children and families and explores strategies for child welfare services.

This course is recommended for social workers, counselors, and therapists and is appropriate for beginning and intermediate levels of practice.

Reading:  Parental Substance Use and the Child Welfare System

Publisher:  Child Welfare Information Gateway; Children’s Bureau

Find the reading at:  https://www.childwelfare.gov/pubPDFs/parentalsubabuse.pdf

Program Objectives:  To enhance professional practice, values, skills, and knowledge by identifying key issues related to parental substance use and child welfare.

Learning Objectives:  Describe the relationship between parental substance use and abuse and neglect.  Describe the impact of parental substance use on children.  Describe legislation that addresses parental substance use and child welfare.  Identify strategies for prevention and intervention.

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1: An estimated _______________ of children in this country live with a parent who is dependent on or abuses alcohol or other drugs.
 
 
 
 
2: Based on NSDUH data from 2011 and 2012, approximately _____________ of pregnant women ages 15 to 44 were current illicit drug users.
 
 
 
 
3: For almost ____________ of all children placed in foster care in 2012, parental alcohol or drug use was the documented reason for removal.
 
 
 
 
4: Which of the following describes how parenting may be affected by substance use?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
5: The full impact of prenatal substance exposure depends on a number of factors including all of the following except:
 
 
 
 
6: An infant who receives inconsistent care and nurturing from a parent engaged in addiction-related behaviors may likely suffer from
 
 
 
 
7: Approximately ___________ states and the District of Columbia have child protection laws that address some aspect of parental substance use.
 
 
 
 
8: What legislation requires states to have policies and procedures for health-care personnel to notify CPS of substance-exposed newborns?
 
 
 
 
9: Which legislation requires that a child welfare agency file a petition for termination of parental rights if a child has ben in foster care for 15 of the past 22 months, unless it is not in the best interest of the child?
 
 
 
 
10: Treatment for addiction often occurs within a 15-22 month timeframe.
 
 
11: Many agencies working with parents in substance abuse recovery struggle with the legislative requirements for permanency because
 
 
 
 
12: Which of the following is not given as an example of innovative prevention and treatment approaches?
 
 
 
 
13: Concurrent planning pursues an alternative permanency plan
 
 
14: Which of the following is an example of a collaborative and integrated strategy?
 
 
 
 

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Free State Social Work, LLC, provider #1235, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Free State Social Work, LLC maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 9/6/2018 - 9/6/2021. Social Workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social Workers participating in this course will receive 1continuing education clock hour.

Free State Social Work has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP NO. 6605. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Free State Social Work is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

G.M. Rydberg-Cox, MSW, LSCSW is the Continuing Education Director at Free State Social Work and responsible for the development of this course.  She received her Masters of Social Work in 1996 from the Jane Addams School of Social Work at the University of Illinois-Chicago and she has over 20 years of experience.  She has lived and worked as a social worker in Chicago, Boston, and Kansas City.  She currently practices in the area of hospital/medical social work.  The reading materials for this course were developed by another organization.