Parental substance use affects many families who come to the attention of child welfare, and drug testing is one tool child welfare professionals often use as a component of their assessment procedures. This two-part series helps to develop clear and consistent drug testing policy and practice protocols—in collaboration with substance use disorder treatment providers and the courts—to ensure a coordinated and collaborative approach that promotes recovery. For more resource on drug testing in child welfare, watch Considerations for Developing a Child Welfare Drug Testing Policy and Protocol.
National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare, 2021Brief 1: This resource offers key steps for child welfare agency policymakers to...(Read More)
National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare, 2021Brief 2: This resource provides practice considerations to help child welfare workers...(Read More)