Case Planning for Women with Substance Abuse Problems

Best practice for women with substance abuse problems can be found in the Parent Child Assistance Programs (PCAP) in Alberta modeled on the work of Dr. Therese Grant and colleagues from the University of Seattle, Washington. The relationship between Alberta and Washington in terms of training and support for women struggling with addiction problems is about prevention, protection and preventing the intergenerational cycle of substance abuse. Mentors work with women in most cases over a three year period and the Catholic Social Services Program in Edmonton supports women who have a FASD in parenting, as well as parents caring for a child with a FASD. These programs are innovative, protective and promote healthy families. What are other best practices that can be shared in this blog in relation to supporting families who are willing to engage with service providers?