RCASA Film Screening & Panel Discussion

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In honor of National Children of Alcoholics Week, RCASA will host a special event. The screening and panel discussion of "MY NAME WAS BETTE" will be held at the Jordan’s IMAX Theatre, 50 Walkers Brook Drive in Reading, MA at 7 p.m.


“MY NAME WAS BETTE: THE LIFE AND DEATH OF AN ALCOHOLIC” is an an award winning documentary on the effects  of alcohol  on women , their families and their careers. Written, co-produced and directed by Bette’s  daughter, Sherri VandenAkker, PhD.  http://www.thebettefilm.com/Home.html


The film contains mature content and is recommended for ages 13 and older. To reserve free tickets for the film, click here http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs146/1101638098020/archive/1112224358934.html


Following the film, a panel discussion will be held at 8:35 p.m. featuring the following professionals:

  • DIANA CLARK, J.D., M.A, Family Healing Strategies, Consultant

  • GABRIELLE DEAN, LICSW, MPH, Right-Turn, Clinical Director

  • JULIANNE DEANGELIS, CADC-II, LADC-I, Outreach Coordinator, Reading Coalition Against Substance Abuse

  • WILLIAM DRINKWATER, M.Ed, CADC-II, LADC-I, Adjunct Professor UMASS-Boston, Cambridge College; Dual Disorders Specialist Arbour Hospital, North Shore Medical Center

  • JASON MOSCATO, RN, MS, LMHC, Riverside Community Care, Partial Hospital Coordinator and Program Clinician

  • FRANCINE PUOPOLO, RN, Cambridge Health Alliance, Outpatient Addiction Services; Boston Medical Center, Office-Based Opiate Treatment Program

  • SHERRI VANDENAKKER, PhD, Springfield College School of Human Services, Professor; MY NAME WAS BETTE, co-producer, writer and director.


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