The National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare (NCSACW), together with the Office for Civil Rights (OCR), created this training series to inform child welfare and court professionals about federal disability rights protections that apply to certain parents with an opioid—or other substance use—disorder who are also involved with child welfare.
Opioid use disorder is a serious epidemic affecting families and communities across the nation. Discrimination, bias, and stereotypes inhibit access to medication-assisted treatment (MAT); these barriers are possibly illegal and may delay a person’s ability to access critical health and human service programs. Note: federal disability rights laws protect certain people with an opioid—or other substance use—disorder.
Date: April 19, 2021Provides information on protections for qualified individuals with a disability in the child welfare system and federal disability... (Read More)
Date: April 19, 2021Examines SUDs and OUDs as a disability while analyzing federal disability rights protections for individuals receiving MAT.... (Read More)
Date: April 19, 2021This video offers an in-depth look at MAT while addressing common misconceptions about treatment. It highlights strategies that inform... (Read More)
Date: April 19, 2021National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare (NCSACW) prepared this animated video that simulates a hearing between a judge, a... (Read More)
Date: April 19, 2021This animated video simulates a child welfare worker and supervisor staffing a case involving a mother receiving MAT while pregnant. The... (Read More)