The Use Of Peers And Recovery Specialists In Child Welfare Settings
Source: National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare
Resource Type: Documents and Publications
Focus Population: Foster Youth, Former Foster youth, People in Recovery from Substance Use, Youth, Youth of Transition Age
Topics: Family, Foster Care System, Peer Support, Trauma-informed
This brief provides an overview of two models of support for families—support by peers with lived experience of substance use disorders and sometimes child welfare involvement, and support by professionally-trained recovery specialists. The brief also highlights implementation considerations gleaned from interviews with four programs that have demonstrated positive child welfare and recovery outcomes for families.