• October 2021
  • Vol. 22, No. 9

Spotlight on National Substance Abuse Prevention Month

This issue of CBX spotlights the effects substance use, particularly opioid use, can have on the well-being of families involved with child welfare. We also feature a message from Associate Commissioner Aysha E. Schomburg about the long-term effects natural disasters can have on the lives of children and the importance of making sure we are meeting their needs even after the storm passes. This issue also includes valuable resources for professionals and the families they serve.

  • The Invisible Injury: When the Hurricane Comes and Stays
    Written by Associate Commissioner Aysha E. Schomburg I can't stop thinking about the children whose lives have been upended by Hurricane Ida. As I write this, I know that there are children in...

  • The Intersection of Opioid Use and Child and Family Welfare
    The National Council on Family Relations published a brief that explores the intersection of opioid use and child and family welfare in three states: Indiana, Massachusetts, and North Carolina....

  • How Opioid Use Affects Child Well-Being
    Understanding the relationship between the opioid epidemic and child welfare—particularly how children are indirectly affected by the increase in opioid misuse—continues to be a priority. An...

  • Opioid Overdose Events and Child Maltreatment Indicators
    A 2020 article in Children and Youth Services Review explores the potential correlation between opioid overdose events and child maltreatment. The authors posited that conducting research that...

  • Providing Substance Use Disorder Treatment to Families in Rural Communities
    The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services published a brief that identifies, summarizes, and provides...