Treating substance-using women and their children in public housing: Preliminary evaluation findings

Lisa R. Metsch, Harlan P. Wolfe, Rebecca Fewell, Clyde B. McCoy, William N. Elwood, Brad Wohler-Torres, Pamela Petersen-Baston, Henry V. Haskins

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Abstract

The Key West Housing Authority created SafePort, a residential substance abuse treatment program within public housing to provide drug treatment to parenting women. All family members-women, children, and significant others-receive comprehensive assessments to determine appropriate therapeutic interventions to resolve their problems. Preliminary evaluation findings suggest that women who participate with their children are more likely to remain drug free than are those who participated without their children.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)199-220
Number of pages22
JournalChild welfare
Volume80
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1 2001

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Metsch, L. R., Wolfe, H. P., Fewell, R., McCoy, C. B., Elwood, W. N., Wohler-Torres, B., Petersen-Baston, P., & Haskins, H. V. (2001). Treating substance-using women and their children in public housing: Preliminary evaluation findings. Child welfare, 80(2), 199-220.