Supporting Recovery in Parents with Co-Occurring Disorders in Child Welfare
The Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare (CASCW) and the Minnesota Center for Chemical and Mental Health (MNCAMH) engaged in a collaborative partnership to bring to child welfare workers the most recent research and evidence-based practices to assist in the treatment and support for recovery from co-occurring mental illness and substance use disorders. Child welfare workers are provided this information in a format that is accessible and usable. To meet this goal, three videos were developed. The first video focuses on understanding co-occurring disorders including the prevalence within the child welfare system as well as instill the message that there is hope and recovery is possible. The second video focuses on integrated treatment, best practices, and the importance of informal support. The third video shows how to work with and best support parents with co-occurring disorders in the child welfare system.