Dr. Phil Stresses Family-Based Treatment in Child Welfare Response to Opioid Epidemic
TV talk show host and psychologist Dr. Phil McGraw said at a Capitol Hill briefing Wednesday that efforts to treat drug-addicted parents must be about more than just detox. “We have widespread treatment shortages,” McGraw said, and in many cases, services that match the needs of an individual family are “nonexistent.”
Capitol Hill Child Welfare Briefings Cover Faith, Kinship and Opioid Addiction
Kinship caregivers and the church community can play a bigger role in supplying homes for youth who have to leave abusive and neglectful homes, and better substance abuse treatment efforts can prevent some kids from needing to leave at all.
The Year in Youth Services: Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice in 2014
Soon 2014 will be a memory of days gone by. For Youth Services Insider and everyone else at The Imprint, the memories will be fond. We will look back upon 2014 as our first full year of publishing, a year in which we doubled our subscribers and our traffic.
Psych Meds and Foster Youth: Alameda County California Takes on a National Issue
On September 29, around 50 foster youth advocates and mental health professionals crowded into a conference room in Alameda County California’s Behavioral Health Care Services (BHCS) building to discuss the steps the county can take to reduce the overmedication of children in foster care.