VIRTUAL - Supporting Youth and Families in Recovery from Substance Use Disorders
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VIRTUAL - Supporting Youth and Families in Recovery from Substance Use Disorders(534)
Date: September 16th & 17th 2020
Training: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm YOU MUST ATTEND BOTH DAYS
The Institute for Health and Recovery (IHR) will be leading a series of regional trainings. These trainings are open to DPH, Bureau of Substance Addiction Services providers as well as other youth serving agencies and departments.
THIS WILL BE A VIRTUAL ZOOM MEETING. PLEASE REGISTER TO RECEIVE THE ZOOM LOGIN CREDENTIALS.
Day 1 of this training focuses on ways to engage and support family members caring for youth and young adults with substance use disorders. Topics covered include: understanding parental challenges, reframing addiction as a chronic family disease, and identifying family recovery resources at the local, state, and national levels.
Day 2 of this training explores ways to engage and support families where there is multi-generational substance use issues, and the impact of adult substance use disorders on children, teens, and young adults in the family. Best practices to support youth impacted by parental substance use when caregivers have not yet committed to recovery, as well as ways to work with parents/caregivers who are in active recovery, will be explored. Resources to support both youth impacted by parental substance use disorders and resources to support parents/caregivers in need of treatment and recovery will be discussed.
This training is aimed towards anyone working with youth and young adults; prior knowledge is not required.
Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to...
- To understand how addiction and recovery can impact the family system.
- To identify the various challenges faced by parents/caregivers of youth with substance use disorders
- To identify best practices for engaging and supporting family members caring for youth in recovery, including the CRAFT model.
- To understand the roots of multi-generational substance use, and how to help break this cycle of addiction by supporting parents/caregivers in their own recovery and offering support for youth impacted by parental substance use
- To identify family recovery resources at the local, state, and national levels, for youth and parents/caregivers.
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