Florida's Center for

CHILD WELFARE

Information and Training Resources for Child Welfare Professionals

Plan of Safe Care

To address the nation’s prescription drug and opioid epidemic Congress passed the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016 (CARA). Section 503 of the act adds provisions to the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) related to infants who are affected by prenatal substance exposure. As a result of this federal legislation Florida has enacted policies and procedures to address the complex needs of substance affected infants and their families.

This page provides newly available resources to support Plans of Self Care. These resources can also be located on the pages noted below.