National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare, 2020
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The Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) does not define or provide a list of diagnostic criteria for the term “affected by substance abuse or withdrawal symptoms resulting from prenatal drug exposure, or a fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD).” States have the opportunity to define this group of affected infants, and the definition each state develops has implications for which infants and families receive a Plan of Safe Care. This module will explore the steps states can take to define “affected by substance abuse" as they roll out a statewide Plan of Safe Care.
Topic(s): CAPTA Plans of Safe Care
Section: Policy and Practice Resources