Engaging Families Affected by Prenatal Substance Exposure: Collaborative Community Court Teams

Ken DeCerchio - Center for Children and Family Futures | Sarah Smith - Family Support Services of North Florida | Magistrate Kimber Strawbridge - 4th Judicial Circuit

September 03, 2020

Training Description

Family Support Services of North Florida and Duval County’s Early Childhood Court (ECC) are one of fifteen demonstration sites across the country chosen to participate in the National Quality Improvement Center for Collaborative Community Court Teams (QIC-CCCT). The QIC-CCCT is funded by the Children’s Bureau to provide technical assistance to enhance implementation of the CARA amendments to CAPTA and collaboration to meet the needs of infants, young children, and their families affected by substance-use disorders and prenatal substance exposure. The presentation includes a national perspective on the work of the QIC-CCCT program, including implementation lessons from across demonstration sites. The ECC Collaborative Team discusses effective strategies to implement a collaborative, comprehensive, family-centered approach to improve outcomes, including expanding community partnerships, implementing plans of safe care, and improving family engagement.