Project Prevention, Child Welfare, and Junk Science

December 13, 2013

On November 19, 2013, the Open Society Foundations (OSF) hosted a groundbreaking NAPW event in New York City that explored the drug war’s impact on pregnant women and families. The public premiere of a short NAPW video on Project Prevention was followed by a panel of experts and advocates who discussed Project Prevention’s reach nationally and internationally and the implications of the war on drugs on pregnant women and families. The panel included:

  • Dinah Adames & Sabra Jackson, Parent Advocates;
  • Lynn Paltrow, JD, Executive Director, National Advocates for Pregnant Women;
  • Emma Ketteringham, JD, Managing Attorney, Family Defense Practice of The Bronx Defenders;
  • Kasia Malinowska-Sempruch, MSW, Director, Global Drug Policy Program, Open Society Foundations;
  • Carl Hart, PhD, Associate Professor, Columbia University;
  • Robert Newman, MD, MPH, President Emeritus, Beth Israel Medical Center
  • If you were unable to attend, you can now stream or download the MP3 recording of this powerful evening here.

    Also watch NAPW's short video that premiered that evening here: "Project Prevention: Mothers and Children Speak Out"