Horton named president of the Association for Child and Adolescent Counseling

March 13, 2019

Evette Horton, PhD, assistant professor in the UNC Horizons Program, has been elected president of the Association for Child and Adolescent Counseling. Her tenure begins July 1, 2019. The Association for Child and Adolescent Counseling (ACAC) is a national division of the American Counseling Association with a mission to support and offer an information network … Continued

‘I’ve learned recovery is possible.’

March 7, 2019

Samantha had “a million excuses” for why she didn’t want to come to the UNC Horizons Program, she says. She had a family who needed her – a loving son, a dedicated husband who was her high-school sweetheart, and three dogs as beloved as her child. She was also embarrassed and disappointed. A former client … Continued

‘With their support, I can push through’

March 7, 2019

Samantha’s time at the UNC Horizons Program started with a surprise. She arrived with sons B., 3, and R., 3 months, around Christmastime when Horizons’ supporters donate gifts for the program’s women to select for their children. “Knowing that I could provide something for my kids was a really big deal to me. It helped … Continued

UNC Horizons holiday giving reaches more families than ever

February 25, 2019

Dear OB-GYN department, donors and our community, We greatly thank you for your loving kindness and generosity that helped to make the holiday season one of happiness and gratitude for our families who receive services from UNC Horizons. This year, 66 women in treatment with us had gifts to give to their children, thanks to … Continued

Shared-decision making empowers pregnant women with opioid use disorder to make better treatment decisions

February 25, 2019

New research shows that shared-decision making methods for women with opioid-use disorders (OUD) help them make informed treatment decisions that reflect their preferences and personal values. Hendreé Jones, PhD, professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the UNC Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, is co-author of the paper, “Shared Decision-Making Tool for Treatment of Perinatal Opioid … Continued

UNC OB-GYN is 3rd in the nation in NIH funding

February 19, 2019

The UNC Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology ranked 3rd in the country in total NIH funding for 2018 and 2nd when it comes to departments within public schools of medicine. This is according to a new report published by the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research. The UNC School of Medicine ranked 17th in the … Continued

After three years, Ruterus has raised more than $10,000 for UNC Horizons

January 22, 2019

The Ruterus campaign, which supports the UNC Horizons Program at UNC-Chapel Hill, has now contributed more than $10,000 to the program. In December 2016, Deborah Privette of UNC Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery turned an inspired holiday idea – placing a red dot on an image of the female reproductive system to transform it into a … Continued

UNC Horizons director co-authors Primer on neonatal opioid withdrawal syndrome

January 3, 2019

Dr. Hendrée Jones, a professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the UNC School of Medicine and executive director of the UNC Horizons Program, is a co-author of a Primer for Nature Reviews Disease Primers on neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) that occurs as a result of opioid use during pregnancy – neonatal opioid use withdrawal syndrome … Continued

An NAS diagnosis at birth is not a major indicator of developmental outcomes

December 18, 2018

Placing an emphasis on neonatal abstinence syndrome’s (NAS) potential for negative developmental outcome dismisses the larger, more complex factors of a child’s life that contribute to a long-term trajectory for development. Such a singular focus on NAS can be a source of harm for the child and family, and it neglects an opportunity to help … Continued