Research and Media

Press Release: Governor Ducey Signs Foster Care Safety Bill for Smallest Victims of the Opioid Crisis

Press Release: Arizona Passes Foster Care Safety Bill for Smallest Victims of the Opioid Crisis

Summary of Arizona Senate Bill 1473

Arizona Daily Star Op-Ed (March 2018)

Arizona Capitol Times Q & A with Darcy Olsen (March 2018)

Arizona Capitol Times Op-Ed (March 2018)

Letter of Support for Senate Bill 1473 (formerly named Senate Bill 1452) from Elizabeth Bartholet, Harvard Law School

“Meth use during pregnancy decreases a newborn’s weight, length, and head circumference, and causes cardiac anomalies, cranial abnormalities, and abnormal brain development. Exposed children score lower on measures of visual motor integration, attention, verbal memory, and long-term spatial memory.”

“Notably, the effects were found to be additive — the more substances a child was exposed to in utero, the greater the reduction in brain volume.”

The opioid crisis is straining the nation’s foster-care systems.

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