National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare, 2020
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In 2016, the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) was amended by the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) . This legislation created changes related to Plans of Safe Care for infants born with and identified as being affected by substance abuse or withdrawal symptoms resulting from prenatal drug exposure, or an FASD, and their affected family or caregivers. This module provides a foundation for states to implement effective strategies that address the needs of infants affected by prenatal substance exposure and their families.
Topic(s): CAPTA Plans of Safe Care
Section: Policy and Practice Resources