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NCSACW Learning Exchange Series: How States Serve Infants and their Families Affected by Prenatal Substance Exposure
NCSACW is excited to share a new three-part series of technical assistance briefs: How States Serve Infants and their Families Affected by Prenatal Substance Exposure.

You can join us for a free three-part Learning Exchange to explore each brief. The sessions feature subject matter experts and professionals from several states that currently implementing innovative policies and practices that support families affected by prenatal substance exposure.

Brief 1: Identification and Notification summarizes steps states taken to implement the 2016 Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) amendments to the Child Abuse
and Prevention Treatment Act (CAPTA). The amendments focus on changes to state statutes, establishing a difference between notification and reporting to Child Protective Services, and developing shared definitions to identify and serve these families.

Brief 2: Plan of Safe Care Data and Monitoring reviews states’ systems- and case-level strategies for monitoring Plans of Safe Care (POSC) and fulfilling the amended annual data reporting requirements in CAPTA. This brief also highlights innovative ways states and local communities monitor POSC for infants and families without open child welfare cases.

Brief 3: Lessons from Implementation of Plans of Safe Care provides an overview of the progress, knowledge, and experience states have gained since the passage of the CARA amendments to CAPTA. The three highlighted lessons include promoting systems collaboration, reducing stigma, and using data to implement effective policies and practices.

Identification and Notification: Dec 14, 2021
Plans of Safe Care Data and Monitoring: Jan 11, 2022
Lessons from Implementation of Plans of Safe Care: Feb 8, 2022
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