Effectiveness of Child Case Management Services for Offspring of Drug-Dependent Women

Lauren M. Jansson, Dace S. Svikis, Peter Beilenson

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Female drug users and their children have many medical and psychosocial problems, yet they often fail to follow through with prescribed treatments. The present study describes a specialized, case management program for children, birth through age 2, exposed to drugs in utero. Evaluation of program efficacy was examined by comparing 2-year outcomes for women who received different intensities of these child case management services. Mothers who received higher intensity care were more likely to be abstinent from illicit drugs and to have retained custody of their child(ren) at 2-year follow-up than those with lower intensity services. Study findings support clinical and economic efficacy of this model of care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1933-1952
Number of pages20
JournalSubstance Use and Misuse
Issue number14
StatePublished - 2003


  • "Substance abuse"
  • At-risk
  • Case management
  • Drug exposure
  • Family planning
  • Foster care
  • Home-visitation
  • Outreach

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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