The Use of Peers and Recovery Specialists in Child Welfare Settings

This is a report from the National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare that provides an overview of two models of support for families—support by peers with lived experience of substance use disorders and sometimes child welfare involvement, and support by professionally-trained recovery specialists. The brief also highlights implementation considerations gleaned from interviews with four programs that have demonstrated positive child welfare and recovery outcomes for families.

Resource Type
Peer-reviewed Articles and Reports
Continuum of Care
Response Approach
Family Support
Housing, Education, and Employment
Recovery coaching