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Growing population: Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Due to the Opiate Crisis

A growing number of grandparents nationally are taking on the role of  the parent at a time when retirement is on the horizon, or they are already retired.  Click Here

Resources: Raising the Children of the Opioid Epidemic,   The Power of Grandparents ,  Grandparents Raising Grandchildren of MA ,  Talking to Grandchildren about Parent’s Substance Use

Juvenile Drug Treatment Court (JDTC) Guidelines.

The new JDTC guidelines offer courts, families, and youth an evidence-based, treatment-oriented approach that emphasizes family engagement and addresses the substance use and often co-occurring mental health disorders experienced by many adolescents engaged with the justice system. The Guidelines were just being issued by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) To read the report  Click Here