Blending Perspectives and
Building Common Ground

A Report to Congress on Substance Abuse and Child Protection

April 1999


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Department of Health and Human Services

Administration for Children and Families
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation



Table of Contents

Executive Summary

Acknowledgments, Public Domain Notice, Electronic Access

I.  Introduction

II.  Understanding Addiction, Substance Abuse Treatment, and Recovery

III.  The Nature of Child Maltreatment

IV.  The Extent and Scope of the Problem

V.  The Complexity of Child and Family Needs

VI.  The Context of Collaboration and Overcoming Barriers to Quality Service

VII.  Service Delivery Models:  Approaches to Addressing Joint Substance Abuse and Child Maltreatment Problems

VIII.  Where Do We Go From Here?  Directions and Next Steps for Federal, State and Local Efforts

References

Appendix A:  Medicaid Services for Substance Abuse Treatment

Appendix B:  Center for Substance Abuse Treatment Comprehensive Treatment Model for Alcohol and Other Drug Abusing Women and Their Children

Appendix C:  Key Federal Programs Funding Substance Abuse and Child Welfare Services and Research


ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

This publication was developed jointly by the Administration for Children and Families, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, and the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, in consultation with the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, and the Health Care Financing Administration.

PUBLIC DOMAIN NOTICE

All material appearing in this report is in the public domain and may be reproduced or copied without permission from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  Citation of the source is appreciated.  The recommended citation for this report is: 

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  Blending Perspectives and Building Common Ground.  A Report to Congress on Substance Abuse and Child Protection.  Washington, D.C.:  U.S. Government Printing Office, 1999.

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ELECTRONIC ACCESS TO PUBLICATION

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