Pizza Lunch-Time Movie Viewing and Discussion of "On Life’s Terms: Mothers in Recovery"


Pizza Lunch-Time movie viewing and discussion of On Life’s Terms: Mothers in Recovery, A Documentary film by Sheila Ganz.

DATE: Monday, February 27th TIME: 12:15 – 1:30pm ROOM: 4E26 of SSW Bldg. 525 W. Redwood Street, Baltimore, MD 21201 **Pizza and refreshments from Nacho Mama’s will be provided** please RSVP by 02/24 to awaller@umaryland.edu Presentation Topic: Incarcerated Mothers Presenter:

Dr. Caroline Long Burry, Associate Professor & Chair of the Families and Children Specialization Abstract: Driven by the desire for custody of their children five mothers struggle to overcome substance use disorders in a gender responsive treatment program. Their intimate story reveals experiences with domestic violence, prostitution, incarceration and complex inter-generational relations. On Life’s Terms: Mothers in Recovery interweaves the women’s three year journey to self-sufficiency and new found pride with drug laws that impact mother and child, and will inspire hope for recovery. This documentary film will reduce the stigma by addressing the larger issues that Treatment Works and Family Preservation is Prevention, which breaks the cycle of addiction, abuse and poverty.

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