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Ask the Expert
Visit Ask the Expert before May 18 to submit questions for this month's expert: Kathryn Icenhower Ph.D, LCSW, Executive Director of SHIELDS for Families, Los Angeles, California
KATHRYN ICENHOWER, PHD, LCSW
Dr. Kathryn Icenhower is the Executive Director of SHIELDS for Families, a private non-profit organization incorporated in 1991 that comprises 27 programs for families who reside in South Central Los Angeles. Since that time the organization has grown to employ 270 staff with a $19 million dollar annual budget to provide comprehensive services to over 2000 families annually. Dr. Icenhower has worked in the substance abuse field for over twenty-nine years in both clinical and administrative positions and has remained at the forefront of the field as an advocate for comprehensive and collaborative services for high risk communities. Under Dr. Icenhower's guidance, SHIELDS programs have been nationally recognized and used as models by federal, state and local entities including HUD and the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT). In 2005, Dr. Icenhower was given an "Innovator Award" from CSAT for her work in Family Centered Treatment.
For more information about Kathryn Icenhower Ph.D, LCSW, visit: http://recoverymonth.gov/2007/multimedia/bio.aspx?ExpertID=3
The entire family is affected by an individual's addiction.
Join Ivette Torres, Associate Director for Consumer Affairs, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and a panel of experts to find out how families can be involved in the treatment of an individual with addiction. This show will examine how foster care programs, family drug courts, mutual support groups, community-based organizations, and other services are helping families walk the road to recovery together. It also highlights treatment options available to family members of an individual with addiction and discusses the extent that stigma affects family members of an individual with a substance use disorder.
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