Challenges for drug-using mothers with children in the care of family members


The purpose of the study is to identify and respond to experiences of and potential challenges faced by drug-using mothers when their children are placed in the care of family members (otherwise known as "kinship care") as an alternative to a formal foster care placement. As an outcome, we will develop an information package for drug-using mothers whose children may be, or already are, placed with relatives in kinship care arrangements. This information kit will include birth mothers’ rights pertaining to access and custody; legal and therapeutic support services; and options available in respect to kinship care arrangements.

Sydney Weaver
Faculty Supervisor: 
Dr. Paule McNicoll
British Columbia