UNC Horizons director speaks at women judges meeting in Washington, D.C.

July 22, 2019

Dr. Hendrée Jones, professor of obstetrics and gynecology and executive director of UNC Horizons, was an invited speaker on a panel for the 14th Annual Meeting of the National Association of Women Judges and the Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues July 16, 2019 in Washington, D.C. The title of the panel was “The Opioid Crisis … Continued

Buprenorphine can accelerate heart rate in pregnant women with opioid use disorders

June 24, 2019

Though the use of buprenorphine in medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorder (OUD) during pregnancy has shown to have few impacts on fetuses and infants, a new study examining the physiological impact of the drug on pregnant women shows a significant impact on maternal heart rate. Hendrée Jones, PhD, professor of obstetrics and gynecology … Continued

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