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Substance Abuse

How do we achieve timely reunification and prevent re-entry? Getting substance abuse treatment right the first time

Pam Baston, NCSACW Consultant (2011 Lecture Series)

Description: This training will include basics about drug testing, the interplay with mental health and domestic violence, and will make a case for taking a holistic approach to treating the substance abusing parent.

Trainer: Pamela Baston is a Consultant Liaison (CL) for the National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare (NCSACW), and has been assigned to Nebraska for 18-months of in-depth technical assistance. Ms. Baston brings with her 31 years of experience in the prevention and treatment of substance abuse disorders, many years of which also involved experience with co-occurring mental health disorders. Ms. Baston's career has included years of direct service experience as well as serving as the Single State Authority (SSA) Director of Florida's publicly funded substance abuse prevention and treatment system. She is a Certified Addictions Professional (CAP), and a Certified Prevention Professional (CPP).

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Videos of the Session
  1. Part 1
  2. Part 2
  3. Part 3

Complete this training for 2.45 MCLE credits!

Instructions for earning MCLE Credits for this On Demand training:

1) Download the following supporting material:

2) View the videos linked at the bottom of the description of this event.

3) When you're finished, click here to fill out an Attestation of Completion and pay the $10 fee.

*Questions about how to receive credit for this training or use this website? Please contact Melissa Townsend.

*Questions about the content of the training? Please contact Vicky Weisz and your question(s) will be forwarded to the trainer.

*MCLE Activity ID: 61812

Nebraska's Response to Substance Abusing Parents in Child Welfare: Data and Implications from a Court File Review

Pam Baston, MPA (2011 Regional Conference)

Description: Results from a review of randomly selected child welfare cases that opened in 2009 will be presented that suggest opportunities to improve outcomes for Nebraska's substance abusing child welfare parents. Barriers, potential solutions and evidence-based best practices for developing a more effective system will be discussed.

Trainer: Pamela Baston is a Consultant Liaison (CL) for the National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare (NCSACW), and has been assigned to Nebraska for 18-months of in-depth technical assistance. Ms. Baston brings with her 31 years of experience in the prevention and treatment of substance abuse disorders, many years of which also involved experience with co-occurring mental health disorders. Ms. Baston's career has included years of direct service experience as well as serving as the Single State Authority (SSA) Director of Florida's publicly funded substance abuse prevention and treatment system. She is a Certified Addictions Professional (CAP), and a Certified Prevention Professional (CPP).

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Videos of the Session
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Complete this training for 2.0 MCLE credits!

Instructions for earning MCLE Credits for this On Demand training:

1) Download the following supporting material:

2) View the videos linked at the bottom of the description of this event.

3) When you're finished, click here to fill out an Attestation of Completion and pay the $10 fee.

*Questions about how to receive credit for this training or use this website? Please contact Melissa Townsend.

*Questions about the content of the training? Please contact Vicky Weisz and your question(s) will be forwarded to the trainer.

*MCLE Activity ID: 64223