Putting the Pieces Together for Children and Families

Conference Information


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)
     Child Welfare League of America (CWLA)
     National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors (NASADAD)
     National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ)
     National Indian Child Welfare Association (NICWA)


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

       Denver, CO

     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

       Denver, CO

    Peter Panzarella, M.A., M.S., L.A.D.C., L.P.C.

       Director of Substance Abuse Services, Department of Children and Families

       Hartford, CT