➡ From Child Welfare Information Gateway
PA: County grapples with parents struggling with opioid use
Associated Press – November 28, 2017
Every Friday afternoon, Pittsburgh Municipal Court hears family crimes, its plastic seats filling up largely with parents accused of endangering their children by injecting themselves with heroin or fentanyl. When opioids hijack a parent, there’s no proven playbook for getting the family back on course. Caseworkers have to decide whether to take the kids away, and policymakers are now trying to provide other options, including novel ones like whole-family rehab.