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Family Treatment Court Best Practice Standards
Center for Children and Family Futures and National Association of Drug Court Professionals,, 2019
The FTC Best Practices Standards (BPS) provide local jurisdictions, states, tribes, and funders with clear practice guidance to improve outcomes for children, parents, and families affected by substance use and co-occurring disorders and involved with child welfare.
The standards reflect the rigorous research and rich practice experience from treatment courts; dependency courts; child welfare; substance use disorder (SUD) treatment; mental health treatment; children’s developmental services; and related health, educational, and social services. The eight FTC standards are interdependent.