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Proceedings from Past Hope for Women in Recovery Summits

Through its series of summits for women in recovery, the FASD Center for Excellence helped raise awareness of FASD among women in treatment. Many such women have children, some of whom also have an FASD. The summits provided a safe, supportive place to learn about FASD and to explore various issues related to parenting children with an FASD. The summits also included a session for policymakers, which set the stage for statewide FASD efforts, and a town hall meeting where participants talked about their needs. The summits were coordinated by the FASD Center and the National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (NOFAS Exit Disclaimer Graphic).

The first summit was held in Baltimore in 2003. The FASD Center for Excellence then sponsored a summit in Phoenix in 2004, which was attended primarily by Native American women and incorporated Native culture. The third and final summit was held in Raleigh, North Carolina, in July 2005.

The Proceedings for each summit are available via the links below. These summaries not only recap the events of each summit, but can be useful learning tools for other individuals, groups, and organizations looking to raise awareness about the needs of women with FASD in treatment.

2005 Hope for Women in Recovery Summit Proceedings (Raleigh, NC – July 2005)  PDF icon

2004 Hope for Women in Recovery Summit Proceedings (Phoenix, AZ – June 2004)  PDF icon

2003 Hope for Women in Recovery Summit Proceedings  PDF icon