Soros Justice Fellow, Kylee Sunderlin, attends Senate Women & Addiction Forum in DC

July 21, 2014

NAPW Soros Justice Fellow, Kylee Sunderlin, attended the Whitehouse/Portman Senate Women & Addiction Forum sponsored by Senators Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Rob Portman (R-OH) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH).

The forum included nationally-recognized researchers, practitioners, policymakers and Members of Congress to help identify policy priorities to help women in treatment for addiction and their recovery. The event highlighted three key issue areas to be addressed: Women and Addiction: Treatment & What Works; Women, Addiction and Motherhood; The Role of Trauma as a Factor Contributing to Addiction, and Relapse & Recidivism in Women. This was the second in a series of bipartisan convenings to help identify a strategy to elevate and advance addiction treatment and recovery nationwide and develop an agenda for the next Congress.

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