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Helping Children of Rural, Methamphetamine-Involved Families: The Case of Rural Illinois

Wendy Haight, Teresa Ostler, James Black, and Linda Kingery


In the late 20th and early 21st century United States, the production and misuse of methamphetamine was a growing and urgent public health, criminal justice, and child welfare problem affecting whole families and communities, particularly in rural areas. Yet, child welfare professionals, social workers, educators, and others working within rural areas had little systematic, descriptive data on which to build effective interventions for the growing numbers of children affected by methamphetamine misuse. This book describes a program of mixed methods research combining strategies from developmen ... More

Keywords: methamphetamine misuse, methamphetamine abuse, parental substance misuse, parental substance abuse, foster care, rural mental health, sociocultural, Life Story, trauma symptoms, behavior problems

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780195326055
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326055.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Wendy Haight, author
University of Illinois, Urbana

Teresa Ostler, author
University of Illinois, Urbana

James Black, author
Southern Illinois university