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This part will help you:

  • plan for your first conversation with a child and their parents
  • understand what you need to consider in assessing the child’s immediate safety
  • be clear about what to do when a parent’s alcohol and other drugs (AOD) use is a danger for a child
  • have an honest discussion with parents about their AOD use
  • understand the do’s and don’ts of safety planning when you are worried about AOD use
  • work with the family to build a safety and support network that can keep the child safe

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