The Impact Of Problematic Parental Substance Use On Child Development 2020 Cover Photo

The impact of parental substance use on child development: Frontline Briefing (2020)

Published: 07/12/2020

Author: Taylor A, Flood S


This briefing considers the potential impact of problematic parental substance use across different domains of child development to support analysis and critical thinking about the nature of need and risk for individual children and families. It offers a broad overview of evidence to inform and help guide assessment.

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PQS:KSS - Child development | Adult mental ill health, substance misuse, domestic abuse, physical ill health and disability | Abuse and neglect of children | Child and family assessment | Analysis, decision-making, planning and review | Relationships and effective direct work | Confident analysis and decision-making | Purposeful and effective social work | Developing excellent practitioners

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