Introduction on the Impact of Substance Abuse on Families and Children

Jenni Smith

Intended Audience: OCFS Caseworkers

Credit: 3 HRS

This training will address the impact of substance use on families. We will define some commonly used words that are used in substance use, statistics from Maine, personal reflection around people who use substances. We will also discuss what we might see in children who live with caregivers that have substance abuse disorders, what may be going on with individuals who have abused substances, the laws around substances affected infants and other pertinent law and policy