Thank you to everyone who participated in Putting the Pieces Together for Children and Families: The National Conference on Substance Abuse, Child Welfare and the Courts, at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim, CA on January 31 - February 2, 2007. This conference promoted advances in practice and policy that lead to effective, coordinated, and culturally relevant services for children, youth, and families affected by substance use disorders. The pre-conference symposium on prenatal substance exposure, Behavior and the Brain: Prevention and Intervention for Children Across the Developmental Stages, was presented by the Children's Research Triangle on January 30.
View the conference presentations by using the menu bar to the left.
Click on Conference Agenda and Plenary Sessions to view the pre-conference and conference agendas with links to plenary presentations, handouts, and workshop pages. Videos of the plenary sessions will be available soon.
Click on Workshops to view workshop presentations and handouts.
Putting the Pieces Together attendees included child welfare providers, substance abuse treatment providers, juvenile and family court professionals, maternal and child health care providers, physicians, nurses, researchers, attorneys, community organizations serving youth, and children’s mental health providers.
Putting the Pieces Together for Children and Families was supported by a consortium of national agencies. Please visit these links to learn more about our partners:
American Public Human Services Association (APHSA)
Congratulations to the National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare Collaborative Leadership Award recipients:
Pictured from left to right: Peter Panzarella, Sharon Amatetti, Kathryn M. Well, Nancy K. Young and Karen Mooney.
National Collaborative Leadership Award Winner
Kathryn M. Wells, M.D., F.A.A.P.
Medical Director, Family Crisis Center, Denver Health and Hospital Authority
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
Special Recognition for Outstanding Efforts in Collaboration
Karen Mooney, L.C.S.W., C.A.C. III
Coordinator of Women's Treatment, Colorado Department of Human Services
Peter Panzarella, M.A., M.S., L.A.D.C., L.P.C.
Director of Substance Abuse Services, Department of Children and Families