Please join the Brazelton Touchpoints Center (BTC) for its second annual National Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Summit, Families in Recovery: The First 1,000 Days – Pregnancy, Newborns, and the First Years, on Wednesday, February 1, 2023, from 11 AM – 5:30 PM ET / 8 AM – 2:30 PM PT.
Families in recovery are the experts on their families and their children — and on the unique challenges and opportunities of their first 1,000 days. This year, BTC is inviting family members with lived experience with SUD, including those who now devote their lives to supporting other families in recovery, to share with us their expertise.
This all-day virtual summit will feature three nationwide conversations on peer-recovery approaches to centering family voice; building on families’ strengths, resources, and wisdom; and shifting power to overcome racial and economic inequities in access to treatment and other resources.
- Preconception and Pregnancy – In this conversation, parents with lived experiences and frontline providers will share what they have learned on the recovery journey before and during pregnancy. Together, we will spotlight strengths-based approaches that value birth equity, are inclusive, and create communities of belonging while also addressing the isolation, fear, trauma, loss, and grief experienced by expectant and birthing families as they move toward healing and transformation.
- The Newborn – Newborns showing signs of withdrawal can be challenging to care for, undermining new parents’ confidence and trust in their skills and relationship. Yet the new responsibility of caring for a newborn can motivate parents to seek treatment and strive for recovery. In this conversation, we’ll hear about the many ways that infancy can offer us hope for the child’s development and for parents’ recovery journey.
- Infants and Toddlers – In this conversation, we’ll learn how the vulnerabilities of this period can be opportunities for providers to build trusting relationships with parents that promote their motivation for recovery, children’s well-being, connections to community resources, and resilient responses to the relapses that so often characterize this chronic disease’s course.
Closed captioning and live Spanish translation will be available in all conversations. A certificate of attendance will be available to all participants.
- The summit will take place over Zoom and includes two 30-minute breaks. See the agenda for details!
- All sessions will have live Spanish translation and closed captioning available.
- Certificates of Attendance will be provided.
Cancellation policy: We recognize that the uncertainties of life can sometimes derail our plans. If you feel you need to cancel your registration, we will accept cancellations up to 14 days before the Summit (on or before January 11, 2023). You will be offered a full refund, minus a 10% processing fee.