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Message ID: 8144
Date: 2009-04-30

Author:Leah Bromfield

Subject:Re: parents with comorbid problems in child welfare

Hi Todd, There is a fairly extensive literature in this area - trying searching for multi-problem, dual diagnosis or complex familiies. Research and child protection statistics consistently show families with multiple problems. For Australian child protection services the three most commonly featured characteristics of families involved with child protection are parental substance misuse, domestic violence and mental health problems. Cheers, Leah Dr Leah Bromfield Manager National Child Protection Clearinghouse Australian Institute of Family Studies Level 20 485 La Trobe Street Melbourne Australia 3000 Ph: 03 9214 7862 Fax: 03 9214 7839 Web: www.aifs.gov.au/nch On Apr 30, 2009, at 5:41 AM, Todd McDonald wrote: Can someone on the list please suggest some literature about biological parents with comorbid problems in child welfare. How many families experience comorbid problems? Do they receive services? What are the chances they get their children back? What we can do as workers to help these families? TM

Hi Todd, There is a fairly extensive literature in this area - trying searching for multi-problem, dual diagnosis or complex familiies. Research and child protection statistics consistently show families with multiple problems. For Australian child protection services the three most commonly featured characteristics of families involved with child protection are parental substance misuse, domestic violence and mental health problems. Cheers, Leah Dr Leah Bromfield Manager National Child Protection Clearinghouse Australian Institute of Family Studies Level 20 485 La Trobe Street Melbourne Australia 3000 Ph: 03 9214 7862 Fax: 03 9214 7839 Web: www.aifs.gov.au/nch On Apr 30, 2009, at 5:41 AM, Todd McDonald wrote: Can someone on the list please suggest some literature about biological parents with comorbid problems in child welfare. How many families experience comorbid problems? Do they receive services? What are the chances they get their children back? What we can do as workers to help these families? TM