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A Family Centered Approach to Implementing Plans of Safe Care for Infants and Families Affected by Prenatal Substance Exposure

National Center for Substance Abuse and Child Welfare

Date: October 19, 2023 | Length: 47:06

Highlights how a family-centered approach to POSC helps states, Tribes, and communities meet the provisions of the 2016 Amendments to the Child Abuse and Prevention Treatment Act (CAPTA).
Participants learned about: 

  1. Essential elements of a family-centered approach  
  2. Michigan’s collaborative systems efforts across home visiting, substance use disorder treatment, health care, and child welfare to enhance a family-centered approach to POSC  
  3. Data to understand needs and inform progress  
  4. Equitable access to family-centered services  
  5. Stigma  

View the audio description version .


  • - Latonya Adjei-Tabi, MPA: NCSACW Senior Program Associate  
  • - Meagan Chuey, PhD, CNM, RN: Maternal and Infant Health Nurse Consultant for Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) Division of Maternal and Infant Health
  • - Annie Heit, MPH, RN: Home Visiting Substance Use Coordinator and lead for the Peer Navigator Pilot Project
  • - Jessica Kincaid, MA, LPC: Substance Use Disorder Analyst for the Michigan Children’s Services Administration

Topic(s): CAPTA Plans of Safe Care , Family-Centered Approach

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