After more than a decade of sustained declines in the national foster care caseload, the number of children entering foster care began to rise in 2012. Between 2012 and 2016, the number of children in foster care nationally rose by 10 percent, from 397,600 to 437,500. Although the experience of individual states varied, more than two-thirds (36 states) experienced caseload increases. – Research brief from DHHS, March 7, 2018
Parents in recovery are a unique high-risk population with specific treatment needs that must include family and parenting issues to reduce risk of potential deleterious harm to themselves and those they are to care for. It also must include ongoing preventive screenings and strength building in the treatment that reconnects the parents in recovery with their culturally relevant supports and social networks.
SAE recognizes the impact of parents in recovery on the family unit and provides direct programmatic services to support service growth and address quality improvements. Sensitive to cultural and social issues that commonly are barriers to care, SAE’s expert consultants target quality improvement initiatives with outcomes to reflect cultural significance and impact.
SAE’s Parents in Recovery service includes a rapid assessment of the program staff’s clinical skills and knowledge of interventions for serving parents in recovery, fidelity to model and interventions, and an audit of documentation for accuracy and outcome. SAE also develops tailored trainings to address gaps in clinical skills, knowledge, and documentation, and provides a roadmap for ongoing quality improvement needs within this service area.
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