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Resources for the Community and Families
Benchbook on Substance Use Disorders for Family Courts, Second Edition
The Benchbook for Family Courts on Substance Use Disorders, Second Edition, is an important reference work that provides every family court professional with valuable information to guide decision-making in family law cases.
Substance use disorders (SUDs) are some of the most critical and pervasive public health problems of our time. A traditional family law decision-making process issues a judgment on legal issues, but often courts do not account for the nonlegal issue of addiction, which may be a root cause of a family’s legal problems. Judges, attorneys, court staff, and other professionals working with families may not have a complete and current understanding of SUDs, their causes, the symptoms and available treatments. Without that understanding, both the families and the court system are
destined to a revolving door of repeat court appearances and unresolved family crises.
The Benchbook is an essential reading and reference book that provides valuable insights into the science of addiction, the treatment of SUDs, how SUDs affect children and families in many family law cases, and how family courts can intervene in ways that lead to better outcomes.
The good news is that with a recognized neurobiological basis for substance use disorders, there is potential for recovery. Evidence-based interventions can prevent harmful substance use and related problems, and the courts have considerable power to influence individuals suffering from these disorders.
Download the order form to get your copy of the Benchbook for Family Courts on Substance Use Disorders, Second Edition.
CFCC Symposium Knowledge Base
For more than a decade, CFCC has gathered together experts from a wide array of disciplines to share their research and lessons from the field to shed light on the needs of urban children—and discuss strategies and programs that are making a difference. Explore the symposium archive, to view reports, presentations and videos from past events—and information on the next Urban Child Symposium.
From 2009 to 2019, CFCC’s annual symposium gathered together experts from a wide range of disciplines to share their research and lessons from the field to shed light on the needs of children and families and to discuss strategies and programs that make a difference. In 2022, after a break in in-person events due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we renamed our annual event the CFCC Symposium. Explore the symposium archive , to view reports, presentations, and videos from past events. Visit our News & Events page for information on upcoming events.