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Learning Exchange: Lessons from Implementation of Plans of Safe Care

National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare

Date: March 08, 2022 | Length: 1:24:29

Final session of a three-part Learning Exchange Series to explore Brief 3 of the technical assistance briefs, How States Serve Infants and their Families Affected by Prenatal Substance Exposure. Provides an overview of the progress, knowledge, and experience states have gained since the passage of the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act amendments to the Child Abuse and Prevention Treatment Act (CAPTA). The three highlighted Includes lessons on promoting systems collaboration, reducing stigma, and using data to implement effective policies and practices.


  • - Sean Couch—NCSACW
  • - Kate Rocke—NCSACW
  • - Maggie Schroeder, MA, LCADC—Program Manager, Adult Substance Use and Recovery Services Treatment Branch, Department for Behavioral Health, Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities, Kentucky
  • - Teresa Stephenson, M.Ed.—Senior Director of Medication, Stimulant Use, and State Opioid Treatment Authority, Women and Family Services, Oklahoma Dept. of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services
  • - Alissa Copeland, MA—Intake and Early Learning Program Manager, Child Welfare Programs Division, Washington State Dept. of Children, Youth, and Families
  • - Erica Anderson—Mental and Behavioral Health Program Manager, Within Reach/Help Me Grow
  • - Samantha Thompson—Senior Manager of Coordinated Access, Within Reach/Help Me Grow

Topic(s): CAPTA Plans of Safe Care

Section: Related Online Training, Videos, and Webinars

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