Nurturing Healthy Families: Promoting Effective Safe Care Plans for Substance-Affected Families

Margaret Lloyd-Sieger

Margaret Lloyd Sieger, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor at the University of Connecticut, School of Social Work. Dr. Lloyd Sieger’s research focuses on practice and policy addressing substance use disorders in child welfare, with particular attention to families with infants and young children. Her current research, funded by NIDA and NIJ, examines state-level changes to policy on substance exposed infants, family treatment court effectiveness, and best practice standards implementation. She has published 50 articles and chapters in peer-reviewed literature on these topics. She teaches MSW-level courses on social policy, program evaluation, research, and substance use disorders. She earned her doctorate at the University of Kansas, masters at Avila University, and bachelors at the University of Arizona.    

Lloyd Sieger presentation

Sean Couch and Kate Rocke serve as Senior Program Associates at the Center for Children and Family Futures (CFF), a nonprofit organization providing consultation, training and technical assistance, and evaluation services focused on improving practice and policy at the intersections of child welfare, substance use and mental disorder treatment, and court systems.  CFF operates the National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare, providing technical assistance at the state and local levels to build collaborative capacity to improve outcomes for infants and families affected by prenatal substance exposure.  

NCSACW presention

Robin M. Boyer, MSW, is the Director of Intake Services, Lancaster County Children and Youth Agency.

Jayme Shaffer, LSW, is the Program Specialist, Fayette County Plans of Safe Care, Fayette County Children and Youth Services.

Fayette County presentation

Kelly Primus is the Deputy Secretary for the Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs.


Laval Miller-Wilson is the Deputy Secretary for the Office of Children, Youth, and Families (OCYF) within the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS). Secretary Miller-Wilson is an attorney by training and is deeply committed and passionate about ensuring that vulnerable populations receive the care and resources they need and deserve.

Let's Get In Touch!

Sign Up for the Network Newsletter

Would you like updates from the Network and to receive the Network newsletter?