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Substance Use Disorder Family Support Program

The Substance Use Disorder Family Support Program (SUDFSP) provides intensive services for substance affected families that are at potential or actual risk of experiencing a removal due to child abuse and/or neglect.  SUDFSP provides skill-based interventions and support for families when a parent is alcohol or drug affected or has been found to have a co-occurring disorder. 

Eligible and participating families are assigned a Family Support Specialist who works directly with them in their home and community.  Focus of the intervention and therapy may include communication, family functioning, increased awareness of the impact that alcohol and/or substance abuse has on the parenting relationship with children, reduction of the use of substances, physiology and cognitive functioning, and recovery supports. 

In addition to program completion, it is expected that participating parents will maintain involvement in treatment/recovery services following case closure to assist them on a path of stability.