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Thursday, July 21, 2011

Putting the Pieces Together for Children and Families

The National Conference on Substance Abuse, Child Welfare and the Courts

September 14 - 16, 2011
National Harbor, MD
Presented by Children & Family Futures
Featuring the National Alliance for Drug Endangered Children 8th Annual Gathering

Safe, stable homes for children and family recovery

The purpose of the conference is to promote multidisciplinary collaborative advances in practice, research and policy that lead to effective, coordinated, and culturally relevant services for children, youth and families affected by substance use disorders and child abuse or neglect.

Conference focus

  • Family based models, the effects of health care reform, ensuring sustainability of effective programs in the midst of a changing fiscal climate and the role of substance use disorders as a central issue in child protection and related child serving agencies.
  • Create national awareness of the key issues facing children and families.
  • Share experience, strength and hope for the hundreds of thousands of children and families affected each year.
  • Bring together a variety of service providers and professionals, including:child welfare providers, substance abuse treatment providers, juvenile and family court judges and attorneys, law enforcement, prosecutors, probation officers, prevention specialists, maternal and child health agencies, physicians, nurses, researchers and evaluators, educators, Tribal communities, community organizations serving youth and children and adult mental health providers.

Conference Overview