The 2021 Addiction Policy Forum Advocate of the Year Award is awarded to
Sis Wenger has been the President and CEO of the National Association for Children of Alcoholics (NACoA) for most of the last 25 years. At NACoA, Sis has written numerous articles published across disciplines, edited, co-authored or contributed to books, journals, and program materials, in addition to her advocacy and leadership roles at NACoA . She has directed The Clergy Education and Training Project® which has created training manuals, handbooks and a seminary curriculum, and one-day seminars for over 4,000 clergy in over 30 states. She oversaw the creation of SAMHSA's Children's Program Kit in 2003 and its updating in 2016. Over 150,000 copies of this landmark product were requested and distributed in its first 10 years to be used in educating and supporting children of addicted parents, her passion and specialty.
Addiction Policy Forum is so grateful to Sis Wenger for her groundbreaking work to advocate for children impacted by addiction.