Family Wellness Plan/Plan of Safe Care Resources for Providers
Implementing Plans of Safe Care – Videos by Experts in the Field:
This four-part series on implementing Plans of Safe Care and Family Care Plans is from the National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare (NCSACW), with support from the Vermont Oxford Network (VON). These videos examine how healthcare providers play a role in improving outcomes for infants, parents, and families affected by prenatal substance exposure.
- Introduction to the Learning Series
- Module 1: Understanding CARA Amendments to CAPTA for Infants Affected by Prenatal Substance Exposure
- Module 2: Determining Who Needs a Plan of Safe Care
- Module 3: Collaborative Approaches to Implementing Plans of Safe Care
- Module 4: Developing the Plan of Safe Care with Families
Plenary Sessions from the 2022-2023 National Center for Substance Abuse and Child Welfare (NCSACW) Policy Academy:
- Screening, Assessing, and Treating Pregnant Women with Substance Use Disorders: Dr. Mishka Terplan discusses his research and clinical work with pregnant women facing substance use disorders (SUDs). The session explores screening for SUDs during pregnancy, engaging women in treatment, and providing patient- and family-centered postpartum care.
- Newborns Exposed to Substances: Understanding Their Needs and Supporting Their Caregivers: Dr. Stephen Patrick shares information about meeting the needs of infants with prenatal substance exposure and what health care for these children should include. He also discusses Firefly, a program at Vanderbilt University Medical Center to reduce the toll the opioid crisis takes on pregnant/postpartum women and their infants.
- Common Developmental Trajectories of Children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: Dr. Douglas White describes the effects of prenatal alcohol exposure on neurodevelopment, traces the brain-based developmental and behavioral manifestations of prenatal alcohol-related brain injury across childhood and adolescence, and highlights similarities and differences between other neurodevelopmental disorders, such as Autism and ADHD.
Where can I find a Family Wellness Plan template?
- Orange County Family Wellness Plan Template (created by the OC Family Support Task Force)
For more information:
- Building a Plan of Safe Care in the Medical Setting
- What is a Plan of Safe Care (POSC)?
- Who could benefit from a Plan of Safe Care?
- Who develops and adds to the POSC?
- Where can I find a POSC template?
- Which families require a POSC?
- When is a report to Social Services required?
- How do I determine if safety risks exist?
- 5 Ways to Improve Care Using Plans of Safe Care
- Implement Universal Screening
- Take a Family-Centered Approach
- Disrupt Stigma
- Plan for Transitions/Discharge Planning
- Advance Equity and Inclusion
Referrals for Family Wellness Plan (FWP) Support
Health care providers can refer families to HCA Community & Nursing Services (Pregnant and Parenting Support Programs; 714-834-7747) to assist with the FWP by providing coordination, follow-up and linkages.