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Considerations for Developing a Child Welfare Drug Testing Policy and Protocol

National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare

Date: February 15, 2022 | Length: 1:29:32

Features: 1) key action steps to develop a child welfare drug testing policy; 2) strategies to mitigate challenges child welfare agencies encounter when developing drug testing policies and protocols; and 3) important practice points in the use of drug testing while working with families affected by SUDs.


  • - Kim Bishop, MSW, LICSW – Deputy Program Director, National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare
  • - Latonya Adjei-Tabi, MPA, CDCA – Senior Program Associate, National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare
  • - Katherine Guffey, MSW – Executive Consultant to the Director, Arizona Department of Child Safety
  • - Kim Ruble, MA, LSW – Child Welfare Supervisor of Recovery Services, Trumbull (OH) County Children’s Services
  • - Jay M. Wurscher, CADC – Alcohol and Drug Services Coordinator, Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS), Office of Child Welfare Programs

Topic(s): Drug Testing

Section: Related Online Training, Videos, and Webinars

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