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Jan 26: National Substance Use Disorder Summit

An update from Brazelton Touchpoints Center:

Please join the Brazelton Touchpoints Center (BTC) for its first National Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Summit: Innovating Partnerships with Families in Recovery on Wednesday, January 26, 2022. The all-day virtual Summit will center whole families and communities in recovery. We will begin with a rarely seen documentary short featuring the voices of mothers living with SUD, and introductory remarks by its director, Dara Fruchter, followed by three nationwide conversations on:

  • Peer-to-Peer Supports: Recovery coaches with lived experience of SUD, and their parent and professional partners will describe how and why peer-to-peer approaches work, and why they are critical to equitable and inclusive recovery interventions that center family voice, shift power, and build on families’ strengths, resources, and wisdom.

  • Comprehensive Systems Approaches: Leaders innovating organizational, community, county, and state-based system changes will share what they are learning about how to strengthen whole communities by assembling, connecting, and coordinating the broad array of sustainable supports, services, and resources for parents in recovery whose disease so often disrupts even basic survival needs.

  • Transdisciplinary Collaboration: Frontline providers and parents will distill the key ingredients of effective approaches for building therapeutic relationships based on safety, trust, and hope that promote parents’ motivation for recovery, children’s well-being, and healing, and resilient responses to the relapses and recurrences that characterize this chronic disease’s course.


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