Dr. Thomas Dunn
Type of Resources
Many of the practices taught in child welfare are evidence-based practices. One of the most widely used practices is to have parents or caregivers provide random and consistent urinalysis. Research on literature for an evidence-based research has not been found for this practice, and one article states that the practice, although widely used, does not have a clear origin. There is a lack of evidence and research to show if the practice of random and consistent urinalysis is an effective method of family reunification. With the opioid epidemic, more families are becoming involved with the child welfare system and required to submit urinalysis. This narrative literature review seeks to explore all research conducted on the practice.