Project

Identification and Care of Children With Prenatal Alcohol and Other Drug Exposures: Prevention Strategies

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Children’s Bureau, Administration for Children and Families; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Each year, an estimated 15 percent of infants are affected by prenatal exposure to alcohol or other drugs, which can cause a range of behavioral, developmental, and physical challenges. About two-thirds of families involved in the child welfare system struggle with substance use, putting them at increased risk. Agencies and caregivers need resources, information, and interventions.

This project expands on the Prenatal Alcohol and Other Drug Exposures in Child Welfare project. It will identify validated resources and develop and test new resources to improve the practices of parents, resource parents, child welfare agencies, and allied health and service providers regarding the identification, care, and treatment of children affected by prenatal substance exposure. The team also will collaborate with tribal child welfare systems, parent and caregiver organizations, and national experts. The project will culminate in policy and dissemination recommendations.

Staff

  • Erin Ingoldsby, Ph.D. Director

    Erin Ingoldsby has more than 25 years of experience in applied social science research, program evaluation, and evaluation technical assistance in diverse content...

  • Nicole M. Miller, M.S.W. Senior Research Associate

    Nicole Miller has 20 years of experience in child and family services, focused primarily on child welfare and protection and child and adolescent mental health...

  • Tammy Richards, M.Ed. Senior Research Associate

    Tammy Richards has 20 years of experience in program evaluation, applied social science research, evaluation training, and technical assistance. Her expertise...

  • Erin Geary, Ph.D., M.S.W. Senior Research Associate

    Erin Geary has 13 years of experience in program evaluation, project management, and technical assistance. His skills include designing and...

  • Kathy Kopiec, M.S.W., M.A. Research Associate
  • James P. DeSantis, Ph.D. Vice President
  • Sylvia Greer Research Assistant

Partner

ICF

about the project

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Client

Children’s Bureau, Administration for Children and Families; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention