Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT)

For RECOVERY COACH TRAININGS sponsored by BSAS, go to the Recovery Coach Training page.

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CRAFT (Community Reinforcement and Family Training) helps families identify practical and highly-effective ways to move their child toward treatment, while simultaneously improving their own lives.

Goals of CRAFT

  • improve the lives of family members
  • reduce the problematic addictive behavior of the youth
  • increase the youth’s motivation to enter treatment

Who can be a CRAFT interventionist?

Expertise in substance use is not required. Psychologists, mental health professionals, social workers, drug and alcohol counselors, primary health care workers, and other professionals working with families.


Become a CRAFT Interventionist and learn to teach families the following CRAFT skills:

  • Employ effective positive communication
  • Identify and use positive rewards
  • Develop a roadmap for understanding their loved one’s substance use and pattern
  • Recognize substance use
  • Take domestic violence precautions
  • Allow for the “natural consequences” of use
  • Practice self-care without detachment
  • Get a child into treatment 
Robert J. Meyers, PH.D.
Event Date: 
Friday, October 11, 2019 - 8:30am to 5:00pm
Attendance Mode: 
In Person
Youth and Young Adults
Sheraton Boston Needham Hotel
100 Cabot St.
Needham, MA 02494
$45 (No fee for BSAS agencies)
Contact Information
Gina Colon
AdCare Educational Institute, Inc
Training Coordinator

Related Calendars

See the Training Resources section for even more training opportunities.

AdCare Educational Institute's Behavioral Health Training Calendar

AdCare Educational Institute's Suicide Prevention Training Calendar

American Society of Addiction Medicine CME calendar

American Society of Addiction Medicine, Massachusetts ChapterEdit Div

ATTC-New England Training and Events Calendar

Boston University School of Social Work Professional Education Programs Calendar

Family Recovery Project - SE and Western MA Events Calendar

Health Resources in Action - Community Health Training Institute

Helpline Events Calendar (MA Substance Use Helpline)

Maine Behavioral Health Workforce Development Collaborative Calendar

Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling Events Calendar

New England Institute of Addiction Studies Community Calendar

New England Prevention Technology Transfer Center

New Hampshire Training Institute on Addictive Disorders

Substance Use and Mental Health Leadership Council of RI Calendar