Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016: Plans of Safe Care

Erin Hough - Prevention Specialist, Florida Department of Children and Families

February 5, 2019

Training Description

This training addresses DCF Operating Procedure 170-8 and how Florida has addressed recent federal legislation. To address the nation's prescription drug and opioid epidemic Congress passed the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016 (CARA). Section 503 of the act adds provisions to the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) related to infants who are affected by prenatal substance exposure. As a result of this federal legislation Florida has enacted policies and procedures to address the complex needs of substance affected infants and their families.