A program that provides the case management services of a Recovery Coach to parents suspected of substance abuse who have temporarily lost custody of their children.
This Illinois state program provides the case management services of a Recovery Coach to parents who have temporarily lost custody of their children to the state, and are suspected substance abusers. The Recovery Coach works with the parent, child welfare caseworker, and substance-abuse treatment agencies to (i) remove barriers to treatment, (ii) engage the parent in treatment, (iii) provide outreach to re-engage the parent if necessary, and (iv) provide ongoing support to the parent and family through the duration of the child welfare case. Recovery Coaches have a bachelor-level degree and are trained and supervised in the program. A description of the program is linked here.