UMass Amherst Nursing Researcher Hosts Story Screening and Panel Discussion on Substance Use Disorder and Recovery



DATE:Tuesday, July 16 

TIME:6 p.m.

WHAT:“Stories of strength, encouragement and hope: Local women’s experiences with substance use disorder and recovery”

WHERE: Dining Commons, Greenfield Community College, 1 College Drive, Greenfield

The public is invited to this free story screening and panel discussion, featuring nine local women’s stories of substance use disorder and recovery. Members of the media are welcome to attend, but cameras will not be allowed.

Through short, digital stories, the participants will share the challenges, successes and hopes of their recovery. Mary Paterno, assistant professor of nursing at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, will facilitate a panel discussion with the storytellers on how digital stories can be used to promote hope and recovery for other women dealing with substance use disorder. 

The story screening is the second phase of a project led by Paterno to address perinatal opioid use disorder supported by the Health Resources and Service’s (HRSA) Maternal Child Health Bureau, in partnership with the Salasin Project and StoryCenter.