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General overview

Stage of development: Implementation

Policy sector: Child and family welfare

Start date of service provision: Jan 2016

Capital raised (minimum): USD 11.20m

Service users: 500 individuals


The intervention seeks to expand Family-Based Recovery (i.e. FBR) in order to promote family stability and reduce parental substance use for families involved with the Connecticut Department of Children and Families. Once a family enrols with FBR, they receive services focused on understanding and responding to the child's developmental needs and treating substance use for an average of six months. The program aims to eliminate substance use among fathers and mothers who are actively parenting a child younger than 72 months, prevent the risk of child neglect and disruption of primary relationships, and promote healthy child development.

Target population

Parents who are actively parenting a child younger than 72 months with a demonstrated the need for substance use treatment by producing a positive toxicology test prior to 45 days of program intake.



  • United States

Service delivery locations

  • Connecticut, USA

Outcome metrics

  • Reduction in out-of-home placements. Reduction in number of out-of-home placements relative to control group.
  • Reduction in re-referrals to DCF. Reduction in number of re-referrasl to DCF relative to control group.
  • Reduction in substance use. Reduction in substance abuse relative to control group.
  • Succesful FBR enrollment.

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