ERIC Number: ED361979
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Finding Common Ground: A Call for Collaboration. Promoting State Interagency Efforts To Reduce the Impact of Perinatal Alcohol and Other Drug Use on Families.
Jones, Virginia H.; Hutchins, Ellen
This manual assists state agencies in developing public policy and programs to address prevention and treatment for the abuse of alcohol and other drugs by women during pregnancy. It stresses the importance of collaborative action among the many agencies involved. The first chapter is a specific call for collaboration, noting several federal programs which emphasize collaboration. The second chapter discusses three specific state service systems in terms of their missions, mandates, and structures, responsibilities, and relationship to federal agencies and support. They are Maternal and Child Health Bureau services, substance abuse services, and child welfare. Other state agencies and groups are also considered (e.g., Medicaid, mental health, and corrections). The third chapter identifies four stages of development in establishing an interagency approach: (1) formation, (2) conceptualization, (3) development, and (4) implementation. Each stage is illustrated by the experiences of communities and organizations serving families affected by alcohol and other drug use. A list of 12 guidelines for establishing collaboration is offered. Appendices list state Title V directors, state alcohol and drug agency directors, and state child welfare commissioners/directors. (Contains 29 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Agencies, Agency Cooperation, Alcohol Abuse, Child Welfare, Community Programs, Congenital Impairments, Drug Abuse, Federal Aid, Federal State Relationship, Health Services, Intervention, Policy Formation, Pregnancy, Prenatal Influences, Prevention, Program Development, Public Policy, Social Services, State Programs, Substance Abuse
National Maternal and Child Health Clearinghouse (NMCHC), 8201 Greensboro Dr., Suite 600, McLean, VA 22102 (single copy free).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Health Resources and Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD. Bureau of Maternal and Child Health and Resources Development.
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health, Arlington, VA.