Partners to Promote

Partners to Promote Safety, Permanency and Well-Being for Families Affected by Substance Use

Partners to Promote (P2P) aims to improve the safety, permanency, well-being and functioning of families expecting a baby or parenting children 0 to 18 years who have been placed, or are at risk of being placed, outside the home due to parental substance use. Additionally, this project is intended to improve engagement and addiction treatment outcomes for parents, expectant parents, and caregivers.

Infographic explaining goals of P2P program

The objectives of P2P

The three main objectives of P2P are to:

  • Implement a wraparound intervention to improve engagement in multigenerational services tailored to meet each family’s specific needs through comprehensive family-centered assessment and intense care coordinator. We plan to recruit 80 families into the wraparound intervention through three access points: Dartmouth-Hitchcock providers, the New Hampshire child welfare district office in the region, and Family Courts serving Sullivan and Lower Grafton Counties.
  • Expand capacity of Child-Parent Psychotherapy and the Parenting in Recovery program in the region. Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) is an intensive, dyadic psychotherapy model for families with children ages 0 to 6. Our aim is to increase the community of clinicians in the region who implement CPP. Parenting in Recovery is a group-based, evidence-supported parenting and substance use intervention that is traditionally delivered in recovery centers. Our aim is to increase the frequency and geographical region of offerings of this program in our area.
  • Build cross-system collaboration and infrastructure across state divisions and community providers, and across both child and adult service systems, including cross-system training in trauma-informed, destigmatizing services; cross-system executive councils and steering committees; and systems to support shared data, outcomes, values and accountability.

In the short term, we expect to improve child and family engagement in appropriate, evidence-based, family-centered services; partner and provider engagement in co-training and collaborative activities including executive council participation; and execution of data- and information-sharing agreements and new policies and procedures that support trauma-informed and de-stigmatizing practices.

In the long term, we expect to improve child well-being, permanency and safety; family function and parental recovery; and increased interagency coordination and collaboration, including shared values and approaches to address parental substance use.