Innovating Partnerships with Families in Recovery: National Substance Use Disorder Summit

January 26, 2022 @ 11:00 am – 5:30 pm
Ashley Gaddis

Please join the Brazelton Touchpoints Center for its first virtual National Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Summit on Wednesday, January 26, 2022, from 11 am – 5:30 pm ET / 8 am – 2:30 pm PT, focused on whole families and communities in recovery.

With a predicted record-breaking overdose death toll of over 100,000 in 2021, it is more urgent than ever that we prevent and repair the hurt and harm that whole families and communities are experiencing, and partner with them as they build on their strengths and recover hope.

Titled “Innovating Partnerships with Families in Recovery,” the summit will begin with a short documentary featuring the voices of mothers living with SUD, followed by conversations on:

  • Peer-to-Peer Supports: Featuring recovery coaches with lived experience of equitable and inclusive SUD recovery interventions
  • Comprehensive Systems Approaches: Featuring leaders innovating organizational, community, county, and state-based system change
  • Transdisciplinary Collaboration: Featuring frontline providers and parents building therapeutic relationships based on safety, trust, and hope

Summit Goals

  • Give voice to diverse perspectives on the opioid epidemic’s intergenerational impacts
  • Reimagine the breadth of comprehensive services needed to address SUD’s impact on individual and family functioning, and heal whole communities
  • Shine a light on the unique potential for healing that resides within
    • newborns and young children,
    • the attachment process they catalyze, and
    • powerful parental urges to nurture that endemic stigma – whether overt or implicit – obscures, and too often crushes.


All are welcome to this summit, including frontline providers, families living with SUD and their relatives, clinical intervention researchers or developers, philanthropists, and policymakers. The summit will bring together all of the sectors that families in recovery engage with, including prenatal, perinatal, pediatric, and mental health; home visiting; child welfare, courts, and the law; and early childhood education and child care.

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