AREAS OF INTEREST
Substance abuse and addictive behaviors, culture competence, childhood trauma, aging, veterans and their families
F.L. (2010) Executive Producer of a Documentary Film on Dr. Dorothy I.
Height: Wisdom and Ways To Care. Funded by W.K. Kellogg Foundation
Bakeman, C.V. with Brisbane, F.L. (2004). No Mountain Too Hight – An Autobiography of Leadership. Medford, NY: Diamond Communication Services.
Dukes, H.N. with Brisbane, F.L. (2002). Through It All. Medford, NY: Diamond Communication Services.
Brisbane, F.L. (1999). Dr. C. Browne: A Natural Health Doctor – The Man, His Medicine, and His Miracles. Washington, DC: Visions Publications.
Brisbane, F.L., (Editor) (1996). CSAP Cultural Competence Series #6 Advanced Methodological Issues in Culturally Competent Evaluation for Substance Abuse Prevention. Health Resources and Services Administration, Bureau of Primary Health Care. (DHHS Publication No. (SMA 96-3110).
Brisbane, F.L. (ed.) (1995). Center for Substance Abuse Prevention Cultural competence Series #4. Cultural Competence for Social Workers-
A Guide for Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Prevention Professionals
Working with Ethnic/Racial Communities. U.S. Department of Health and
Human Services (DHHS Publication No. (SMA 95-3075).
Brisbane, F.L. (1993). African American Children of Trauma, Children of Triumph. Chicago, IL: HRDI International Press.
Brisbane, F.L. (ed.) (1989). Alcoholism-The Challenge for Social Work. Families in Society: The Journal of Contemporary Human Services (Special Edition).
Brisbane, F.L. and M. Womble (eds.) (1985) Treatment of Black Alcoholics. New York: Haworth Press.
January 15, 2012. Martin Luther King, Jr. Keynote Speaker, East End Voters Coalition, Riverhead, NY.
December 15, 2011. Keynote Speaker, Kinship and Professional Aging Caregiver Conference, Our House, Greenville, Mississippi.
September 30, 2011. Keynote Speaker, Culturally Sensitive Treatment, Visiting Nurse Services of New York, New York, NY.
March 1, 2010. Cultural Competency Training Instructor, Betty Ford Center, Southern California.
19, 2010. Black History Month Keynote Speaker, New York State Office of
Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services, New York City Office.
SELECTED GRANT ACTIVITY
Director, Sayville Project, NY State Office of Mental Health
Project Director, Sudden Infant Death Center, NY State Health Department
Project Director, Child Welfare Training Program, NY State Office for Children and Family Services
Project Director for Multiple Grants from W.K. Kellogg Foundation for Children and the Aging
AWARDS AND HONORS
2008, SUNY Stony Brook President’ s Award for Excellence in Diversity and Affirmative Action.
2007, U.S. President’s Call to Service Award, for volunteer service and civic participation.
2000, First Baptist Church of Riverhead, Recipient of the Martin Luther King Award.
Featured on a poster produced by the NY State Office of Alcoholism and
Substance Abuse as one of eight women making a major contribution during
the last century in Alcoholism and Substance Abuse. The poster, our
pictures, and a brief bio is titled: An Extraordinary Century for Women
Frances L. Brisbane is Dean and Professor of the School of Social
Welfare, State University of New York at Stony Brook. She is Dean of the Black Alcoholism and Addictions Institute, co-sponsored by the National Black Alcoholism and Addictions Council in Washington, D.C. and The Morehouse Research Institute of Morehouse College.
Brisbane is co-founder of "Counseling and Treating People of Colour: An
International Perspective," a conference that discusses health, mental
health, substance abuse, AIDS, violence, and education across cultural
lines. This conference, now in its 24th year, is the only one of its
kind in the U.S. and has been held in eight different countries, Puerto
Rico and the states of Hawaii, Arizona, and California.
Brisbane created the 100% Drug Free Clubs, which is operated in
secondary schools and churches in the United States, several African
countries and the Caribbean as a model primary prevention program. She
developed Project HOPE(ful) – a Spiritual Healing and Recovery Program.
It is used nationally in substance abuse and mental health treatment
programs, churches, and at spiritual retreats. She developed a model
training program on "Preventing and Overcoming Compassion Fatigue." It
is designed for volunteer caregivers and professionals who work with
terminally ill patients and others in need of intensive care.
Dr. Brisbane has written five books and edited three books, one on cultural competency, two for the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) and one jointly sponsored by CSAP and the National Association of Social Workers, and another for the Bureau of Primary Health Care. Two of her books were biographies about two national leaders.
In 1999, the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services
featured Dr. Brisbane, as one of eight New York women, on a poster
titled: "An Extraordinary Century for Women." Receiving this honor,
symbolized her 20th century contribution as being extraordinary in the
substance abuse field of education. The other women were: Mother Clara
Hale (1905-1992), Lois Wilson (1891-1988), Marty Mann (1905-1980), Dr.
Jean Kirkpatrick, Dr. Sheila Blume, Dr. Marie Nyswander (1919-1986), and
Dr. Ann Streissguth.
In 2007, Dr. Brisbane received the U.S.
President's highest honor for Service and Civic Participation. She has
also received the SUNY University President's Award for Excellence in
Diversity and Affirmative Action. In 2008 she co-developed the
Extraordinary Caregiver Recognition Program to assist NYS OMRDD and its
provider agencies retain a quality workforce, provide a path to
increased compensation for their best employees, and encourage talented
caregivers to improve their skills and education opportunities. The
Extraordinary Caregiver Recognition Program rewards outstanding
employees who provide exceptional care to developmentally disabled
individuals through an invitation to participate in a two day “honoring
Dr. Brisbane is founder and director of the School of
Social Welfare's Center for Culturally Competent Education and Training.
The Center has trained and certified over 1500 people as being cultural
Dr. Brisbane is a life member of the NAACP, the National Urban League, and the Community Action Network.
Dr. Brisbane is an undergraduate of New York University, received her
MSW and MA degrees from Columbia University, and Ph.D. from Union
Graduate School and University.