Breaking the intergenerational cycle of substance use requires community solutions that support both children impacted by opioid use disorder and their parents. Life links in the opioid crisis including parental opioid use disorder, neonatal abstinence syndrome, adverse childhood experiences and exposure to violence promote a cycle of substance abuse. Our presentation details a path out of the cycle through effective intervention at essential points of connection including behavioral health treatment and public health, child welfare, and criminal justice systems.
Specifically, we will present how real people can make real progress to break the cycle of substance use by exploring training occurring in Florida linking child welfare and family court systems to improve family health and promote effective reunification; interventions being implemented across the nation for working with children who are victims of the opioid epidemic; technical assistance addressing the specific needs of rural communities; and technology to enhance care.
Sponsor: JBS International