MOMSTELL President meets Pennsylvania's new Governor, Tom WolfJan 21 2015
Pennsylvania's new Governor, Tom Wolf was sworn in to office on January 20, and MOMSTELL President Sharon LeGore attended the inauguration. It was a day of celebration, which was highlighted by a meet and greet at the Governor’s mansion. Sharon spoke with Governor Wolf, and had the opportunity to share a bit about the work of MOMSTELL. Governor Wolf stated "Gary Tennis will remain as Secretary of the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs." We at MOMSTELL are thrilled that Secretary Tennis will continue his work and we look forward to continuing our efforts to support Secretary Tennis and the work to support families across Pennsylvania impacted by substance use disorders. Our focus will remain on improving the substance use disorder treatment and recovery field. We look forward to an opportunity to share further about the work of MOMSTELL, and how we can help the new Governor in his quest for true change in Pennsylvania.
Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) of 2014Jan 21 2015
Trauma Informed Care: Youth and Family StoriesOct 01 2014
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.“Professionals should alwaysask, ‘Has anything happened?Has there been a trauma?’” 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. Youth and family members echo the importance of the story when it comes to understanding trauma and what it means to provide trauma-informed care. This is a great educational resource. Here is the link to the family stories piece: Youth and Family Stories Trauma Informed Care: Perspectives and Resources via Georgetown TA Center website: Trauma Informed Care