Substance Use Disorder Series: Child Welfare | Parents & Children

Join us for another webinar on our Substance Use Disorder Series where we will talk on topics of child welfare and substance use disorder with guest speakers:

Jane Dwyer Lee, MSW, LCSW
Teaching Professor
College of Social Work,
Florida State University

Robert Walker, MSW
Assistant Professor, Retired
College of Medicine
Department of Behavioral Science& Center on Drug and Alcohol Research
University of Kentucky


Joy McClellan, DSW, LCSW MSW Program Coordinator and Senior Instructor
Phyllis & Harvey Sandler School of Social Work
FAU College of Social Work & Criminal Justice

With rising concern in the U.S. over opioid use and increasing alcohol use during COVID conditions, there is also concern about the effects of parental substance use on children. With some studies showing that at least 50% of child maltreatment cases involve parental or caregiver substance use disorders, social workers need dual competencies in both assessment/interventions around child safety and wellbeing but also competency in assessing and intervening with SUDS. This workshop explores several dimensions of the effects of SUD on child maltreatment. First, it examines substance use effects on parental attention and responsibility. Second, it examines risks of direct child harm from persons using substances in home environments. Third, it explores the potential effects of parental SUD on child development. Fourth, it covers the sensitive practice of providing parental SUD as a gateway to retaining child custody. Lastly, it suggests raising awareness for child sex trafficking among parents with severe SUDs. Each content area will include both assessment approaches as well as recommended intervention possibilities. Ethical considerations will also be explored in each of the main content areas.

Friday, October 15 at 11:30am to 1:30pm

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Training and Development, Presentations, Speakers & Lectures, Webinars, Free to the Public

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