Protecting Children and Families Affected by Substance Use Disorders

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This educational course is based on readings from The Office on Child Abuse and Neglect Children’s Bureau publication:Protecting Children in Families Affected by Substance Use Disorders.  There are many factors that place children and families at risk when there is substance use within the family. This educational course will cover prevention and treatment strategies to address these risk factors. This education covers the treatment planning skill of the Eight Counselor Skill Groups ascribed by NAADAC and NCC AP.


Learning ObjectivesUpon completion of this education course, the participant will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of how parental substance use disorders affect children;
  2. Explain the nature of substance use disorders;
  3. Describe how to treat substance use disorders;
  4. Describe home examination, screening, and assessment of substance use disorders.



AuthorOffice on Child Abuse and Neglect, Children’s Bureau (2009) Protecting Children in Families Affected by Substance Use Disorders

Exam written by: Tamika Lett, PhD Human Services, NCAC II, CSAC, CCTP, QMHP A/C