University Training Consortium (CWOUD CTAC)

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In 2016, An estimated 20.1 million Americans (ages 12 and over) had a substance use disorder related to their use of alcohol or illicit drugs in the past year, with 2.1 million of those having an opioid use disorder (SAMHSA, 2017). According to national AFCARS data, parental alcohol or other drug use was a contributing factor for the removal of children from their homes in 35.3% of cases during 2016, representing an increase of 16.8% since 2000. These statistics combined with research in child welfare demonstrating that reunification of children with their families is less likely to occur for parents with substance use disorders (Bishop et al., 2000), call for a comprehensive approach to serving families effectively including a concerted effort to educate and prepare those who are working on the front lines. This project involves the development of a trauma�]informed training program grounded in evidencebased and best practices designed to prepare DCBS�f Division of Protection & Permanency employees, foster parents, and community partners with the necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes to successful engage families affected by opioid use disorder/substance use disorder leading to improved outcomes of safety, permanency and well�-being. Leveraging 30+ years of human service training and continuing education experience, as well as a comprehensive statewide infrastructure, Dr. Sprang will conduct the following activities to assess attitudes, values and beliefs as well as training (OUD/SUD) needs of DCBS employees; review/make recommendations for revision of existing new employee and new supervisor curricula related to OUD/SUD; and design, develop, and implement ongoing training programs for tenured staff: . Consult on the Design of Stakeholder Focus Groups . Review and revise on the Stakeholder Survey Development, Administration/ Reporting . Curriculum Review and Recommendations regarding TIC appropriateness . Curriculum Design and Development specific to TIC . Make recommendations regarding Training Program Implementation and Evaluation
Effective start/end date10/1/186/30/19


  • Eastern Kentucky University: $53,034.00


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