The Social Services System: Supporting Treatment and Recovery for Individuals and Families
Wednesday, August 05, 2009
A recovery-oriented system of care includes all sectors of society working together to support recovery for an individual and for members of that person's family. Social services are a critical link in this chain of support; they can help identify addiction and affected family members, direct individuals to appropriate treatment and recovery support services, and support those already in recovery. This program will examine ways in which social services effectively delivers assistance - via foster care, housing, job training, medical care, veteran support, for example - to those who need it, including the children and families of those with substance use disorders. The program also will offer tips on how to improve cooperation with other sectors of society.
Program Guide: Talking Points
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Ivette Torres, Associate Director for Consumer Affairs, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).