Substance Use, the Opioid Epidemic, and Child Welfare Caseloads: Methodological Details from a Mixed Methods Study

This brief, circulated by ASPE, details the methodology used in the report Substance Use, the Opioid Epidemic, and Child Welfare Caseloads: A Mixed Methods Study. Methods utilized included statistical modeling, geospatial analysis, and qualitative interviewing and analysis. Research centered on six questions, including exploring the relationship between substance use prevalence and child welfare caseloads, how parental substance misuse affects caseloads and outcomes, and whether opioid misuse impacts welfare differently than other types of substance use.
Record Type: 
Research-To-Practice Brief
Publication Date: 
June, 2018
Date: 
June 2018
Source: 
Partner Resources
Topics/Subtopics: 
  • Supportive Services
    • Child Welfare
    • Health/Behavioral Health Referrals and Supports
  • TANF Program Administration
    • Case Management
    • Data Systems