June 7, 2018

The Impact of the Opioid Epidemic on Young Children

A series of articles are highlighting the impact of the opioid epidemic on young children and families. These report on the growing number of families affected, and the work being done to combat the crisis. Additionally, parents and children share their experience living with addiction and recovery from it.

In a series called “The Fix”, PublicSource is exploring personal tales of those affected in Pittsburgh.


May 4, 2018

Pennsylvania Opioid Use and The Impact on Children

Addiction to opioids has a great affect on the health and wellbeing of children and families. The American Academy of Pediatrics has prioritized the needs of children impacted by the opioid crisis as a key part of its advocacy efforts. As child welfare programs become involved, the Academy supports family-centered approaches like The Family Check-Up facilitated by the Homewood-Brushton Family Support Center.

To learn more about the local impact the opioid epidemic is having on Pennsylvania residents, read this fact sheet.