The child welfare system in the State of Wisconsin has been significantly impacted by the drug epidemic facing our state and nation, and families continue to be affected by substance use. The stigma of substance use can create barriers to successful partnerships with families. Child welfare professionals need to be compassionate and understanding while also maintaining child safety and parental accountability.
This web-based training provides child welfare professionals with an understanding of substance use and how to recognize the effects of parental substance use on children and families. Additionally, it focuses on the importance of partnering and collaboration in order to achieve successful outcomes for children and families.