Could Drug Treatment Courts Prevent Child Abuse and Neglect?

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To reduce the potential for child abuse, drug treatment courts serving parents convicted on a drug-related offense should consider combing drug deterrence programs with family therapeutic treatment, according to a study published in the journal Substance Use & Misuse.

The study found that children whose parents are convicted on a drug-related offense are more likely to be involved with Child Protective Services than their peers, but a parent’s participation in a family drug treatment court . . .

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