The Relationship Between Substance Use Indicators and Child Welfare Caseloads

This research brief describes how select indicators associated with substance use prevalence relate to changing trends in child welfare caseloads. It is part of a series describing findings of a mixed methods study undertaken to better understand how parental substance use relates to child welfare caseloads, which began rising in 2012 after years of sustained declines.

Revised March 9th, 2018

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