MOMSTELL Founder speaks at the Congressional Addiction Forum in Washington DCMay 08 2015
- Last Updated: Friday, 08 May 2015 12:17
MOMSTELL President and Founder Sharon LeGore spoke at the Congressional Addiction Forum: Advancing Prevention, Treatment and Recovery for Youth hosted by Senators Rob Portman(R-OH), Sheldon Whitehouse(D-RI) Kelly Ayottee(R-NH) Amy Klobucher(D-MN) and Congressmen Tim Ryan( R-OH), Dave Joyce(R-OH), Steve Chabot(( R-OH),Tom Marino(R-PA)(D-CA) and Congresswoman Karen Bass.
The forum consisted of panels on Prevention, Treatment and Recovery and Families. The family panel was moderated by the CEO of the Partnership for Drug Free Kids.org Marcia Lee Taylor. MOMSTELL's president shared her personal story about the death of her daughter to heroin and the families struggle with Trauma and addiction, and then she addressed the severe heroin crisis. the MOMSTELL mission and vision and the work they do as well as the need for family supports such as parent support groups and peer to peer coaching, so that no family faces the disease of addiction alone. She touched on the justice system and the need for treatment and made the top recommendations to Congress that parents suggested to her from around the Country
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Trauma Informed Care: Youth and Family StoriesOct 01 2014
- Last Updated: Wednesday, 22 April 2015 20:07
NFD Co-Chairs Sharon LeGore and Shannon CrossBear were among many people interviewed regarding the trauma families face dealing with a loved one’s co-occurring mental health and substance abuse issues. As those of us who have been through the addiction of a loved one know, trauma not only affects our loved one, but sibling, grandparents, spouses and ourselves. This is a great educational resource. Here is the link to the family stories piece we interviewed for :Georgetown Trauma Informed Care . Trauma Informed Care: Perspectives and Resources via Georgetown TA Center website:Trauma Informed Care Resources