Legal Responsibilities and Recourse (TIP 36, Ch. 6): Substance Abuse Treatment for Persons With Child Abuse and Neglect Issues

About the Course:

Research suggests that adults with histories of child abuse and neglect are at high risk for developing substance abuse disorders and that childhood abuse and neglect may negatively affect clients’ chances for recovery from substance abuse. Along with these problems is the increased likelihood of substance-abusing parents abusing their own children. In response to these issues, this Treatment Improvement Protocol, Substance Abuse Treatment for Persons With Child Abuse and Neglect Issues, presents information to assist alcohol and drug counselors and other treatment providers to work more effectively with adults who have histories of childhood abuse or neglect and adults who abuse or who are at risk for abusing their own children. This course addresses legal responsibilities and recourse. This course covers Chapter 6 only.

Journal/Publisher:

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Publication Date:

2004

Author

SAMHSA

About the Author:

Substance Abuse Treatment for Persons With Child Abuse and Neglect Issues was published as Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) 36 by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about legal responsibilities involving substance abuse treatment and child abuse. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Discuss mandated reporting of suspected child abuse or neglect, including clinical concerns and the development of reporting policies and procedures.

  2. Explain how state laws regarding child abuse and neglect vary, and how parental substance abuse may be part of a state’s definition.

  3. Describe the common course of child protective services (CPS) investigations and potential outcomes.

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