Regina Fair
CASC Case Manager

Family Substance Abuse Treatment
Juvenile Dependency Court Protocol for Substance Abusing Parents.

The purpose of the Family Substance Abuse Treatment Program (FSATP) is to provide a general framework of policies and practices in Los Angeles County. Substance abuse by parents in the juvenile dependency system is a pervasive problem. Estimates are between 80-90% of all cases that come into the child protection system involve substance abusing parents and to provide services that meet the best interests of their children, it become necessary for the Los Angeles Juvenile court to develop expertise n the assessment and treatment of substance abuse among this target population.  The primary focus of FSATP is assessment, treatment, education, counseling and rehabilitation of parents coming before the Juvenile Court on dependency matters.  To be able to empower parents to become drug and alcohol abstinent, thus increasing the likelihood of family reunification. The purpose of the Program is to address the parent’s substance abuse issues. Successful completion of the program may increase the opportunity for family reunification.

Mission Statement
The Family Substance Abuse Treatment Protocol  (“FSATP” or “Program”) seeks to ensure child safety by focusing on healthy and sober parenting with a goal of family maintenance and reunification.

What We Offer
A program that offers residential or outpatient treatment services, 12 Step Study Groups· Drug Testing · AA, NA & CA Meetings · Life Skills · Employment Training · Mental Health · Domestic Violence Support Team · Parenting · Anger Management · Individual Counseling

Treatment Model. A multiple-stage treatment model that is designed to respond to the needs of parents, many who will be women, seeking to enter into sustained recovery as a prerequisite to family maintenance or reunification.

 

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