This resource will help Head Start staff learn more about screening tools available to identify substance use disorders. It includes important considerations for choosing a screening tool and guidance for conversations with families.
In this section, learn about trauma-informed practices and strategies that foster healing for children and families affected by trauma and substance use disorders.
Head Start staff can support opioid and substance use disorder recovery by taking advantage of opportunities to engage with families and provide resources to prevent harm to children.
Beginning conversations with children and families around sensitive topics, such as substance use disorders, is not an easy task. Find resources to help program staff navigate those difficult discussions.
Learn about substance use disorders and discover the various ways Head Start programs can support families in recovery.
Parental risk for alcohol and substance use disorders can be reduced by supporting informed decision-making and healthy behaviors. Explore self-care strategies to promote resilience in times of stress.
Head Start programs can help prevent substance use disorders and intervene when a family is affected. Learn the facts about opioids, alcohol, and tobacco, and how they can impact children and families.
Discover how Head Start programs are responding to and supporting families impacted by opioids and substance use disorders.
These videos provide an overview and highlight the work of the Head Start program in supporting families impacted by substance use disorders. Watch these videos to gain insight into families impacted by opioid and substance misuse and their journey to recovery.
Learn about the effects of opioids on exposed infants and children. Find out how Head Start and Early Head Start can support children and families impacted by opioid and other substance use disorders.