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Claudia Black, Ph.D.

Claudia Black’s seminal work with children impacted by substance abuse in the late 1970s created the foundation for the adult child movement. Today Claudia is a renowned author and trainer internationally recognized for her pioneering and contemporary work with family systems and addictive disorders. Claudia designs and presents training workshops and seminars to professional audiences in the field of family service, mental health, and addictive disorders. Since 1998 she has been a Senior Fellow and Addiction and Trauma Program Specialist at The Meadows Treatment Center in Arizona. In addition to her advisory board work with NACoA, she has been instrumental in the development of Camp Mariposa, a camp experience for young children affected by family addiction. Camp Mariposa is in several cities throughout the United States as a part of the Moyer (Jamie & Karen) Foundation. Author of over fifteen books, Claudia’s It Will Never Happen to Me and My Dad Loves Me My Dad Has A Disease are two classic books that continue to be ‘must reads’ for family members and professionals.