Outcomes of a Trauma-Informed Arizona Family Drug Court

Claudia Powell, Sally J Stevens, Becky Lo Dolce, Katerina O. Sinclair, Christine Swenson-Smith

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Abstract

Family Drug Courts (FDC) support parents' reunification efforts by providing case management aimed at cross-agency collaborations. Innovatively, the Pima County FDC includes trauma-specific treatment provided concurrently with alcohol and other drug (AOD) treatment. This study examines outcomes including AOD use, mental health, education and employment involvement, housing stability, and reunification of 121 FDC participants who completed baseline and 6-month postbaseline self-report assessments. At follow-up, AOD use remained low and mental health problems had decreased. Engagement in employment and education increased, as did housing stability. This study suggests that the Pima County FDC model might be effective for working with parents battling substance abuse.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)219-241
Number of pages23
JournalJournal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions
Volume12
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2012

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Keywords

  • child welfare
  • Family Drug Court
  • family reunification
  • foster care
  • substance use
  • trauma treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Rehabilitation

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Outcomes of a Trauma-Informed Arizona Family Drug Court. / Powell, Claudia; Stevens, Sally J; Dolce, Becky Lo; Sinclair, Katerina O.; Swenson-Smith, Christine.

In: Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions, Vol. 12, No. 3, 07.2012, p. 219-241.

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Powell, Claudia ; Stevens, Sally J ; Dolce, Becky Lo ; Sinclair, Katerina O. ; Swenson-Smith, Christine. / Outcomes of a Trauma-Informed Arizona Family Drug Court. In: Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions. 2012 ; Vol. 12, No. 3. pp. 219-241.
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