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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.”

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Youth-Related References in Trump’s First State of the Union

President Trump delivered the third-longest State of the Union address of the past 50 years, putting him just behind two of the ones delivered by Bill Clinton. Youth Services Insider sees a few segments in the speech of particular interest to the family and youth services industry.

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An Unknown in the Opioid-Child Welfare Nexus: Use By Workers

As The Imprint was recently rolling out a series of stories on how child welfare systems respond to drug addiction, Youth Services Insider read a great piece about how the worsening opioid epidemic was affecting another industry.


Child Welfare Needs the Three Rs to Combat Opioid Impact

To improve the lives of children and families affected by the opioid epidemic, we have to go back to those fundamental elements of success, the “3Rs”: results, resources and relationships. Results Child welfare agencies cannot accomplish their mission without resources and support from other family-serving systems.

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Addiction Treatment Bill Moves to Senate with Lump-Sum Authorization

The Senate Judiciary Committee has marked up and moved the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA), S.524, a bipartisan bill to bolster community-based efforts at helping addicts. Going into the markup, the bill carved out small authorizations for several strategies.


Data Analytics, Prevention Efforts Could Drive Down Child Deaths

By Beth Cortez-Neavel Texas is taking serious steps toward using predictive data analytics, or “big data,” to prevent child deaths due to abuse and neglect. Not only are state officials finally catching on that child maltreatment is a public health issue, there are three new state-led efforts to curtail child deaths and maltreatment by using data to pinpoint specific warning signs at different community levels.