National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare, 2019
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Examination of how child welfare agencies and family court programs have integrated peers and recovery specialists into their service delivery to support families affected by substance use disorders is highlighted in this brief. Also included is an overview of two models of support for families: peer support by persons who have experienced substance use disorders and child welfare involvement, and professional support from recovery specialists. The brief also offers implementation considerations that professionals can draw from when implementing peer or recovery specialist models in their communities.
Topic(s): Peer and Recovery Specialists
Section: Policy and Practice Resources