Assessment and Decision-Making in Cases with Co-Occurring Issues

Explore successful cross-system collaboration across three phases of child welfare interactions with families experiencing co-occurring issues—front-end investigation, case planning/service provision, and case resolution. 

Publication year: 2017
Capacity Building Center for States

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This video, part of the Child Welfare Virtual Expo (CWVE) 2017 learning experience, highlights successful strategies for cross-system collaboration among child welfare, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mental health partners working to support families with co-occurring issues. 

Use this video with the reflection worksheet, which provides reflection questions for individuals and teams. 


  • Denise Moore, Capacity Building Center for States 
  • Nancy Young, Children and Family Futures 
  • Kim Bishop-Stevens, Massachusetts Department of Children and Families. 


  • Sherri Levesque, Capacity Building Center for States 

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Suggested Citation

Capacity Building Center for States. (2017). Assessment and decision-making in cases with co-occurring issues [Video]. Children’s Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  

This material may be freely reproduced and distributed. However, when doing so, please credit the Capacity Building Center for States.   

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