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Improving Outcomes for Children of Caregivers
with Substance Use Disorders

Funding for the project is provided in full by the Partnership for Better Health

In October of 2019, the NPSC was awarded $99,690 to carryout this project with local partners in Cumberland Perry Counties, PA. Local partners include The Cumberland-Perry Drug and Alcohol Commission, The Carlisle Early Education Center, The RASE Project, Hempfield Behavioral Health and the Dickinson College Center for Civic Engagement and Action. The project provides evidence-based parenting support to caregivers in recovery from substance use disorders to prevent negative outcomes for their children and decrease the risk of caregiver relapse.  Additionally, we make high-quality continuing education available to professionals serving these families, strengthen the support system for all parents by promoting existing parenting interventions, adding new interventions and introducing home-based parenting interventions for parents in recovery.

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Fostering Resilience in Children Impacted by Caregiver Substance Use Disorders with Evidence-Based Positive Parenting Support
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This webinar presented by the NPSC and Hempfield Behavioral Health provides information on supporting children impacted by caregiver substance use disorder through evidence-based positive parenting programs. The webinar discusses the negative impacts of caregiver substance use disorder on child development, supporting resilience in children, and how positive parenting support can improve outcomes for children impacted by caregiver substance use disorder. Finally, the webinar provides information about The Family Check-Up, a free evidence-based parenting support program for families who have experienced caregiver substance use disorder in Cumberland, Perry and Upper Adams counties in Pennsylvania.

Project Investigators Include:
Diana Fishbein, President and Co-Director of the NPSC; Director of Translational NeuroPrevention Research, UNC, Senior Research Faculty; PSU
Sharon Kingston, Secretary of the NPSC, Associate Professor of Psychology, Dickinson College

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