Author(s): Hall MT, Huebner RA, Sears JS, Posze L, Willauer T,
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Abstract The Sobriety Treatment and Recovery Teams (START) model is designed for families with co-occurring substance use and child maltreatment. This study describes the implementation and outcomes of START in a rural Appalachian county with high rates of poverty, non-medical prescription drug use, and child maltreatment. Despite a severely limited addiction treatment infrastructure at baseline, children served by START were less likely to experience recurrence of child abuse or neglect within 6 months or re-enter foster care at 12 months compared with a matched control group.
This article was published in Child Welfare
and referenced in Journal of Alcoholism & Drug Dependence