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BFSS Meeting 2009 Photos

SAMHSA's FASD Center for Excellence convened the sixth Building State Systems meeting May 12-14, 2009, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Forty-seven States, the District of Columbia, the Navajo Nation, two U.S. Territories (Guam, the Virgin Islands), Washington, D.C., the Navajo Nation, and three Canadian provinces (British Columbia, Manitoba, and Ontario) were represented. The 207 participants attended plenary and breakout sessions designed to advance the goal of building State capacity to address FASD. Participants included the Center’s local, State, and juvenile court subcontractors; members of the Center’s Expert Panel, the National Association of FASD State Coordinators, the Birth Mothers Network, and the American Indian/Alaskan Native/Native Hawaiian Expert Panel; treatment and public health professionals; agency representatives; Federal officials; and individuals and family members who have been impacted by FASD.

SAMHSA FASD Center for Excellence Task Order Officer Patricia B. Getty, PhD, welcomes participants to the 2009 BFSS meeting.

SAMHSA FASD Center for Excellence Task Order Officer Patricia B. Getty, PhD, welcomes participants to the 2009 BFSS meeting.

Center Director Callie B. Gass provides an orientation to BFSS first time attendees.

Center Director Callie B. Gass provides an orientation to BFSS first time attendees.

Center FASD Specialist Dan Dubovsky, MSW, gives opening remarks and an overview of FASD Efforts in Canada.

Center FASD Specialist Dan Dubovsky, MSW, gives opening remarks and an overview of FASD Efforts in Canada.

In the closing session, Feng Zhou, PhD, President of the FASD Study Group, provides an update on science and research trends in the field.

In the closing session, Feng Zhou, PhD, President of the FASD Study Group, provides an update on science and research trends in the field.

The New York State team poses with CSAP Director Frances Harding (second from the left) in front of their display at the BFSS Opening Poster and Exhibit Display Session.

The New York State team poses with CSAP Director Frances Harding (second from the left) in front of their display at the BFSS Opening Poster and Exhibit Display Session.

2009 BFSS Planning Committee members receive recognition at the meeting.

2009 BFSS Planning Committee members receive recognition at the meeting.

Center Senior Native American Specialist Candace Shelton, MS, moderates a breakout session on strengthening systems of care in Native communities.

Center Senior Native American Specialist Candace Shelton, MS, moderates a breakout session on strengthening systems of care in Native communities.