We were so pleased to attend “What’s Good for Women is Good for the World,” an event with Riane Eisler, American scholar, writer, and social activist.
Eisler is the author of the international best seller The Chalice and the Blade, president of the Center for Partnership Studies, and co-founder of the Spiritual Alliance to Stop Intimate Violence. At her lecture on Sunday, Eisler discussed “investing in our future” – pointing out that spending funds to improve the situation of women and children leads to a more prosperous and successful population.
New Directions for Women is blessed to be a space in which you can see this at work. Our child assessment program, for example, was developed to stop the hereditary cycle of addiction in families by catching development delays in children of mothers with addiction. And our parenting classes teach our patients best practices for raising their kids. These examples of investing in our human capital align with Eisler’s ideas, and are echoed in the statistic that for every $1.00 spent on substance abuse treatment saves taxpayers $7.00.
This awareness raising event was co-created by ten diverse Orange County organizations, including the Zonta Club of Newport Harbor and Gather the Women, and we express gratitude to each one for planning an event where so many passionate women could come together to collaborate and learn.
Where should women go after primary treatment?
New Directions’ Intensive Sober Living Program combines transitional sober living with continued treatment services. This helps women transition to a sober lifestyle after completing primary or extended residential treatment. For more information, go here>