Jones Attends Women and Addiction Forum

UNC Horizons Program Director, Dr. Hendree Jones attended a national forum co-sponsored by the National Council for Behavioral Health.

On July 22, 2014, The National Council for Behavioral Health co-sponsored a forum hosted by Senators Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and Rob Portman (R-OH) on women and addiction. 

Keynote Speakers:

  • Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI)
  • Senator Rob Portman (R-OH)
  • Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-OH)
  • Senator Amy Klobucher (DFL-MN)
  • Michael Botticelli, Acting Director, White House Office of National Drug Control Policy 

Women and Addiction:  Treatment and What Works | Moderator: Redonna Chandler, Ph.D., Acting Director, Division of Epidemiology, Services, and Prevention Research, National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

  • Christine E. Grella, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, Associate Director, UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs (ISAP)
  • Lori Criss, Executive Director, The Ohio Council of Behavioral Health & Family Services Providers
  • Trista Froman, Woman in Recovery, Rhode Island
  • Georgia King Lerner, Executive Director, Women’s Prison Association & Home

Women, Addiction, and Motherhood  | Moderator:  Tracie Gardner, Legal Action Center

  • Congresswoman Katherine Clark (D-MA)
  • Hendree Jones, Ph.D., Executive Director, UNC Horizons and Professor in Obstetrics & Gynecology, UNC School of Medicine
  • Margo Spence, LSW, Executive Director, First Step Home, Cincinnati
  • Pam Tropiano, RN, CCM, BSN, MPA, Senior Vice President, Health Services, CareSource Ohio
  • Patricia Sams, Vice President Stone County Alliance for Recovery 

The Role of Trauma as a Factor Contributing to Addiction, Relapse & Recidivism in Women | Moderator:  Linda Rosenberg, MSW, President and CEO, National Council for Behavioral Health

  • Stephanie Covington, Ph.D., LCSW, Co-Director, Institute for Relational Development and the Center for Gender and Justice
  • Lisa Najavits, Ph.D., Professor of Psychiatry, Boston University School of Medicine; Lecturer in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
  • Josiah Rich, MD, MPH, Professor of Medicine and Community Health, Brown University Medical School 

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