Webinar: Substance Abuse
Topic: Substance Abuse: SUD, Child Welfare and Achieving Permanency
When: Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Cost: Free of charge
When completing the registration form:
• In the Organization field enter: Summit County CASA
• Under I am a: choose CASA/GAL Volunteer Advocate
Number of in-service credits: 1
Please note: If you are unable to attend the live presentation, please contact your Volunteer Coordinator to request instructions on accessing the archived recording and handouts.
By participating in this training, you will:
• Become more familiar with SUD and the intersection with child welfare involvement
• Learn more about SUD treatment and the impact conflicting timelines and federal laws can have on achieving placement outcomes
• Gain knowledge around safety and permanency issues
• Learn more about the resources available deepen knowledge of SUD and the impact it has on our advocacy work
While substance abuse is not a new phenomenon, widespread addiction to opioids has been making headlines across the country. Law enforcement, public health officials, and policy makers are working to stem the tide of overdose deaths and hold accountable those responsible for this nationwide public health crisis. Often overlooked are the tens of thousands of children who are coming into foster care every year as a result of the opioid crisis. Courts are struggling to cope with the influx of cases. Child welfare officials are managing record caseloads and budget shortages.
The National CASA/GAL Association for Children is hosting a webinar on substance abuse as a disorder. The goal of this training is to increase understanding of substance use disorder (SUD) on children who have experienced abuse or neglect and their families so that they are served with a greater amount of knowledge and skill by CASA/GAL volunteers. Topics to be covered include:
• SUD and child welfare involvement
• Safety and permanency
Please note: this is the third in a four-part webinar series on substance abuse and opioids scheduled for 2020.
Sarah Fox, MA
Ms. Fox is a Program Associate for the National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare at Children and Family Futures. She assists with research and evaluation, technical assistance, and the preparation of products for a national audience.
Ms. Fox has over 10 years of extensive experience working in direct clinical practice serving individuals and families with specific settings to include private practice, inpatient psychiatric hospitals, inpatient substance use treatment, state funded community case management services and group living homes, active duty military, forensics, neuroscience research, and diagnostics. She received a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from the University of Houston, Victoria and a Bachelor of Arts in Education from Winthrop University.
Thank you for all you do in supporting our mission. Please let me know if you have any questions about this or other training opportunities.