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Enhancing Permanency in Children and Families (EPIC)

Project Summary

With funding from the Administration on Children, Youth, and Families (ACYF), The Ohio State University College of Social Work is collaborating with Job and Family Services for both Fairfield and Pickaway counties to implement the Enhancing Permanency in Children and Families (EPIC) program. EPIC is designed to holistically address substance misuse and provide parenting services for families involved with the child welfare system. The goal of this project is to address parental opioid use among families involved in the child welfare system by providing evidence-informed interventions, including family drug treatment court and medication-assisted treatment; peer recovery supporters; and parenting and support for kinship providers. 


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Co-Principal investigators: Bridget Freisthler, PhD (College of Social Work, OSU) & Jennifer Price-Wolf (School of Social Work, San Jose State University) 

Co-investigator: Susan Yoon, PhD 

Program Director:  Elinam Dellor, PhD (College of Social Work, OSU) 

Partners: Fairfield County Child Protective Services, Pickaway, Pickaway County Child Protective Services, Integrated Services, Ohio Guidestone  


Funder: Children’s Bureau, Administration on Children, Youth, and Families, USDHHS [Grant Number 90CU0083-01-00] 


Research Products: Forthcoming 

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