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CFIS Lecture on Substance Use Disorders

April 8, 2019

Women, Their Children and Substance Use Disorders: An Intergenerational Crisis

Barbara Ann Schindler, MD, FAPM, DFAPA

April 25, 2019
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Three Parkway, Room 1043 or via live webcast

Please join us for our next Center for Family Intervention Science Speaker Series with Barbara Ann Schindler, MD, FAPM, DFAPA. Our Center will host a viewing of her live lecture in Parkway 1043 with Q&A to follow. The mission of these lectures is to promote family-centered research, education and practice within the College and University through dialogue with experts from all health professions and disciplines. More information on January’s speaker and an RSVP link are provided below. If you’d like to see past lectures, please visit our YouTube channel.

If you'd like to view the lecture live but are unable to join our simulcast discussion, a Zoom link will be provided.

In this talk, we plan to:

  • Review the history of maternal substance use disorders (SUDs)
  • Discuss the role of development trauma and parental exposure in the development of SUDs
  • Review the specific treatment needs for women and their families
  • Discuss the impact of maternal SUDs on their families

Barbara Ann Schindler, MD, FAPM, DFAPA, is vice dean Emerita, Educational and Academic Affairs, professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics and former William Maul Measey Chair in Medical Education, at Drexel University College of Medicine. In her position as vice dean from 1996-2014, Schindler had responsibility for the admission and medical education of over 1050 medical students per year at multiple clinical campuses as well as continuing medical education (CME). She also founded and serves as the medical director of the Caring Together Program, an outpatient treatment program for women with addictive and psychiatric disorders in the Department of Psychiatry and the Working Together Program for Women.

She was the principal investigator on a three year (2015-2018) SAMHSA grant providing comprehensive service to women with substance use and psychiatric disorders post incarceration through the Working Together for Women program and is the principal investigator of a SAMHSA three-year grant (2018-2021) on Creating a Center of Excellence for Urban Integrated OUD Healthcare: Expanding Prevention, Identification and Treatment for OUD in Philadelphia.

If you have any questions, please contact: Cameron McConkey at

Click here to register.