IHR’s online catalog lists publications and related resources for colleagues in our field.
A compilation of resources, research and training materials will give prenatal care practices tools for alcohol, tobacco, and other drug screening, and strategies for normalizing the conversation with pregnant women around substance use.
Building Resiliency in Kids is a psychoeducational, group-based curriculum designed for children of families affected by substance use, mental illness, and/or domestic violence. The curriculum has nine core sessions with the goals of improving self-esteem, self-protection, vocabulary of emotions, and promoting a child's resiliency.
A psycho-educational, group-based program for families, based on the Nurturing Program (above) who have experienced separation and disruption as a result of parental substance abuse. This program is aimed at supporting families in getting to know one another again, in a new, sober lifestyle. Particular attention is paid to the needs of school age children.
A guide which includes a discussion of the issues inherent in treating caretaking parents at outpatient substance abuse facilities. Also provided are tips for the development of on site childcare based on the Massachusetts experience.
The Tool Kit is designed to help organizations improve the quality of services offered by integrating an understanding of the impact of trauma and violence into the organization's policies, procedures, and interactions with those being served. It includes the principles for trauma-informed treatment, a self-assessment for provider organizations, an organizational assessment and instructions for using the assessments to provide trauma-informed, integrated care. The second edition includes guides and instruments designed to educate supervisors regarding how to conduct supervision in a trauma-informed matter and how to elicit staff competencies.
Developed by Northnode, Inc., Domestic Violence Training for New Staff and Volunteers is a basic training curriculum on domestic violence that orients new staff and volunteers to the world of domestic violence services, providing the information needed to begin this important work.
These TIPS are a series of suggestions for increasing child safety, well-being and permanency by working with parents who are having problems with alcohol and/or other drugs, including general information about substance use disorders, how to approach and engage a parent who may have substance abuse problems and relevant cultural considerations.
Easy to read book describes playful, creative activities for parents and children to enjoy together. The activities are designed for children 2-12 years, and use inexpensive materials. A guide identifies activities' age range appeal, capacity to energize or calm, and supervisory level needed.
Report presenting the findings on the impact of implementing a parenting component in two urban residential treatment programs in Massachusetts for 170 pregnant and parenting chemically-dependent women. The report stems from a four year CSAT Demonstration Project for the Coalition on Addiction, Pregnancy and Parenting (CAPP) located in Cambridge, MA, which has since been renamed the Institute for Health and Recovery (IHR).
This guide may be used either to complement the work done in Nurturing Program for Families in Substance Abuse Treatment and Recovery groups or as stand-alone activities or points of entry for working with individuals and their families. It includes modifications to the curriculum for use in individual and family sessions, and will complement existing home visiting and case management programs.
A guide which provides a collection of medical and treatment protocols from detoxification programs around the country expert in the care and treatment of pregnant women.
A 15-minute video which provides a concise and informative description of the curriculum. The video can be used to provide an overview of the program to potential participants or facilitators.
A guide which includes a discussion on how tobacco control and cessation programs can assist women and girls' organizations in addressing tobacco issues. Also provided are case examples, focus group results, and strategies/lessons learned in working with women's organizations.
The 3rd edition of the Nurturing Program for Families in Substance Abuse Treatment and Recovery includes three new segments specifically designed for men and fathers. It also incorporates a framework for understanding parent and child behavior in the context of substance use, disruptions to attachment and child development. It is a psycho-educational, 20 session, group-based parenting curriculum and specifically addresses the impact of these experiences on parents and children. The curriculum is included on SAMHSA'S National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP). For more information visit: NREPP.SAMHSA.gov.
This manual provides a comprehensive guide for the provision of substance abuse treatment for women within a long-term residential setting. Protocols and forms used by several programs, which have operated for many years, are included for reference.
A curriculum which will assist integration of work-related skills/tasks into substance abuse treatment as clients prepare for eventual economic self-sufficiency. It can be implemented by non-vocational specialists.
A guide to implementing a systems model for treatment, which includes staff training and other exploration internal to treatment programs, and also provides information on building systems collaboration for comprehensive programming at a state agency and policy level.
A booklet which provides a model for training judges, attorneys, and other court personnel in the issues faced by substance abusing women who are court-involved.
This manual contains the content and handouts for 11 training modules that can be used separately or in any combination to familiarize service providers with the needs and issues presented by women with co-occurring substance abuse and mental health disorders and trauma.
This curriculum is designed to assist correctional administrators in training staff who work with women offenders on the impact of trauma and how to create a trauma-informed environment. It is a four-hour training that can be delivered by a staff member or consultant who understands both trauma and correctional environments to groups of 20-30 staff members at a time. PowerPoint slides are available with purchase.
The purpose of this program is to help adolescents and young adults develop and build internal resources to navigate the journey to adulthood in a healthy way. This curriculum was designed in particular to enhance the existing programming available in substance use disorder treatment programs and for adolescents and young adults with co-occurring issues. The curriculum is rooted in a holistic approach to overall well-being and complements traditional treatment methods in addressing the challenges of maintaining long-term recovery.
A handbook which provides a wealth of basic information crucial to understanding issues of women and families affected by substance abuse, including definitions of commonly used medical, perinatal, treatment and child development terms, opportunities to explore staff attitudes, and tips for access to treatment resources.