NCSACW has operated since 2002. Joint funding comes from Children’s Bureau (CB), Administration for Children and Families (ACF); and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT), and the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP).
NCSACW provides training and technical assistance (TTA) to help agencies and professionals develop or enhance policies, practices, and procedures that improve child and family outcomes and promote their social and emotional well-being. NCSACW also researches, compiles, and shares examples of successful programs with other jurisdictions to expand best practices in communities across the country. Tailored consultation and TA support occur via virtual sessions, in-person site visits, and individualized coaching to build meaningful relationships and share relevant information, resources, publications, guidance, and effective strategies.
To improve family recovery, safety, and stability by advancing practices and collaboration among agencies, organizations and courts working with families affected by substance use and co-occurring mental health disorders and child abuse or neglect.
National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare Sponsors