Factors That Help and Hinder Collaboration Between Substance Abuse and Child Welfare Fields

This study examines factors that help and hinder the process of collaboration between the fields of child welfare, substance abuse, and dependency courts, and provides a curriculum highlighting research and experiential activities in four primary areas: (1) overview of research on cross-systems collaboration, (2) promising models and elements for collaborative practice, (3) factors that help and hinder collaboration, and (4) facilitating communication and dealing with confidentiality issues across systems. (2008)