FREE Expert Video Series: Implementing Plans of Safe Care

This four-part series on implementing Plans of Safe Care and Family Care Plans, developed by the National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare (NCSACW) with support from the Vermont Oxford Network (VON), examines the role healthcare providers play in collaborative initiatives to improve outcomes for infants, parents, and their families affected by prenatal substance exposure. The four modules expand on the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act as it relates to infants affected by prenatal substance exposure, determining who needs a Plan of Safe Care and how notifications differ from child protection services reports, collaborating with community partners to implement Plans of Safe Care, and developing and using the Plan of Safe Care as a care coordination process from pregnancy to birth and infancy. Each module contains subject matter content, on the ground examples, and questions health care providers can ask collaborative teams engaged in this work.

Module 1: Understanding CARA Amendments to CAPTA for Infants Affected by Prenatal Substance Exposure

Module 2: Determining Who Needs a Plan of Safe Care

Module 3: Collaborative Approaches to Implementing Plans of Safe Care

Module 4: Developing the Plan of Safe Care with Families