Below are some resources shared during today’s webinar. We hope this information will be helpful as you consider developing and expanding services to parents in the child welfare system with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders (dual diagnosis; DD).
Burnam, M. Audrey and Watkins, Katherine E. Substance Abuse with Mental Health Disorders, Specialized Public Systems and Integrated Care. This journal article provides discussion on philosophical differences between the substance use treatment and mental health treatment fields.
National Drug Court Institute (NDCI) Drug Court Practitioners Fact Sheet, Six Steps to Improve your Drug Court Outcomes for adults with Co-Occurring Disorders: This document provides guidance in six concrete steps, 1) Identifying the target population, 2) Adapting the court structure, 3) Expanding treatment options, 4) Targeting Case management, 5) Expanding mechanisms for collaboration and 6) Educating the team, in how to address co-occurring mental health disorders in Adult Drug Courts. The document includes guidance on how to use the Quadrant Model (e.g.: Quadrant Model) of Understanding Co-Occurring Substance Use and Mental Health Disorders to identify a target population and plan for a service delivery model.
Developing Mental Health Court: This web-based resource was commissioned by the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), U.S. Department of Justice; and was developed by Council of State Governments Justice Center. It is composed of 8 learning modules and two introductory materials. The curriculum includes material on a wide range of topics critical to starting and operating a mental health court.
Improving Responses to People with Mental Illnesses: The Essential Elements of a MentalHealth Court. Also developed by the Council of State Governments Justice Center, the document provides 10 essential elements of a mental health court.
SAMHSA Report to Congress on the Prevention and Treatment of Co-Occurring Substance AbuseDisorders and Mental Disorders: This document was developed by a panel of experts from national, State, tribal, and local consumers, providers, State mental health and substance abuse authorities, researchers, and advocates. The report outlines the scope of co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders, treatment gaps, current treatment approaches, best practice models, and prevention efforts. The report includes background on the Quadrant Model, including a framework to plan for service delivery and information on funding for COD programs. Multiple examples of how sites have developed programs to address the issue, as well as how sites have funded COD programs, are provided.
SAMHSA TIP 42 – Substance Abuse Treatment for Persons with Co-Occurring Disorders. Provides substance abuse treatment providers with updated information on co-occuring substance use and mental disorders and advances in treatment for people with co-occurring disorders. Discusses terminology, assessment, and treatment strategies and models.
Guidance to States: Recommendations for Developing Family Drug Court Guidelines. Family Drug Court Guidelines. This document provides information on best practices and collaborative principles to develop and sustain Family Drug Courts. The Guidelines will assist policy makers and practitioners to enhance and expand these programs across the country.
NCSACW Child Welfare Training Toolkit: Helping Child Welfare Workers Support Families with Substance Use, Mental, and Co-Occurring Disorders. This web-based resource is available at no charge and is composed of 6 training modules, each with a presentation; training plan, script, and agenda; handouts; and vignettes. The training modules include:
1. Understanding the Multiple Needs of Families Involved with the Child Welfare System
2. Understanding Substance Use Disorders, Treatment, & Recovery
3. Understanding Mental Disorders, Treatment & Recovery
4. Engagement & Intervention with Parents Affected by Substance Use Disorders, Mental Disorders, and Co-Occurring Disorders
5. Developing a Comprehensive Response for Families Affected by Substance Use Disorders, Mental Disorders, and Co-Occurring Disorders
6. Understanding the Needs of Children of Parents with Substance Use or Mental Disorders