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Nurturing Families through Recovery

For those working with families affected by substance use, mental illness, and trauma, The Nurturing Program for Families in Substance Abuse Treatment and Recovery provides a structured program through which parents can explore their own histories, understand forces affecting their families, and build skills to help their families recover.

This training will present information on the 3rd edition of the curriculum, with sections designed for fathers and men, as well as on our recently developed NP Guide for Individual Use—suggestions and examples for using the NP with individuals and families.

This training will also discuss Building Resiliency in Kids (BRiK), a program designed for children in families affected by substance use, mental illness and domestic violence. The program is intended to help children find their voice, strengthen self-esteem, promote resiliency, break the secret of abuse in the family, and help children learn skills to protect themselves.

The Nurturing Program for Families in Substance Abuse Treatment and Recovery has been used successfully as a component of substance use treatment in both treatment and family service settings, and can be used with groups or individuals. It was chosen to be part of the US Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP) and is listed on the California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare.

Curricula will be available to purchase on the day of the training but participants are encouraged to pre-order in order to ensure availability.

Who should attend:
  • Residential Program Staff
  • Parent Educators
  • Social Workers
  • Parenting Group Leaders
  • Substance Use Counselors
  • Mental Health Counselors
  • Early Intervention Professionals
  • Early Childhood & Family Service Agency Professionals

Next session: October 24–25, 2019

The deadline to register is October 17, 2019.

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CEUs

This training provides 12 CEUs for alcohol & drug abuse counselors, social workers, or licensed mental health counselors. CEUs are $15 (per person) payable by check or cash at the training. CEU certificates will be mailed after the training.

Cost

This training is free for staff who work at Massachusetts BSAS-funded agencies. For all other participants, the cost is $100 per day. For questions, please call Adam Meltzer at 617-661-3991. The registration fee can be paid by check on the day of the training, or sent ahead of time to:

Please make checks payable to:
Institute for Health and Recovery, Inc.

And mail to:
IHR -
Attn: Adam Meltzer
349 Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02139

Food

Light refreshments are provided in the morning and afternoon, but lunch is not. You can bring a lunch or choose from nearby cafes.

Dress

Casual and comfortable.

Location

IHR Worcester
ERA Key Realty Services Building
29 East Mountain Street
Worcester, MA 01606

Free and ample parking is available in the lot of the building. Please give yourself plenty of travel time to ensure punctual arrival. We strongly suggest you print internet directions from your location. Below are general directions.

Directions

From the North (I-95)

Take MA-128 S toward I-95/ Boston/ US-1. Take the US-3 N exit, exit 32B-A, toward Burlington/Nashua NH/Middlesex Tpk. Merge onto US-3 via the ramp on the left. Continue for 10 miles then merge onto I-495 S via exit 30C toward Marlboro. In 25 miles, take exit 25B toward Worcester to merge onto I-290 W. After 9 miles take the Main St. exit, exit 22, toward Worcester/ Shrewsbury. Keep right to take the ramp toward Worcester/ Rt. 70. Then merge onto Main St. Main St. becomes Lincoln St. Turn right onto Plantation St. Plantation St becomes NE Cutoff. NE Cutoff becomes E. Mountain St. 29 East Mountain St. will be on the right.

From the South (I-395)

Take I-395 N toward Oxford/Worcester. In 9 miles continue onto I-290 E to Frontage Rd. North in Worcester. Use the right two lanes to take exit 19-20 for I-190 N toward MA-12/ Holden/ Fitchburg. Continue for ½ mile and take exit 2 toward Ararat St./ Holden/ Greendale. Next, continue on Frontage Rd. North to Mountain St. West. 29 East Mountain St. will be on the left.

From the East (I-90)

Follow I-90 West to exit 11A. Merge onto I-495 N. Take exit 25B for I-290 W toward Worcester. Continue onto I-290 W. Take exit 22 for Main St. toward Worcester/ Shrewsbury. Turn right onto Main St. (signs for Worcester). Continue onto Lincoln St. Turn right onto Plantation St. Plantation St. becomes NE Cutoff. NE Cutoff becomes E Mountain St. 29 East Mountain St will be on the right.

From the West (I-90)

Take I-90 E toward Worcester. Take exit 10 toward MA-12N/ Auburn/ Worcester. After 1 mile merge onto I-290 E. Use the right two lanes to take exit 19-20 for I-190 N toward MA-12/ Holden/ Fitchburg. Continue for ½ mile and take exit 2 toward Ararat St./ Holden/ Greendale. Next, continue on Frontage Rd. North to Mountain St. West. 29 East Mountain St. will be on the left.

When
October 24–25
Check-in begins at 9am!
Training runs 9:30am–5pm.
Where
IHR Worcester
29 East Mountain Street
Worcester, MA 01606

Schedule

Day 1
  1. Relational Principles
  2. Facilitation Skills
  3. Nurturing Hope
  4. Human Growth & Trust
  5. Family Dynamics: Effects of Substance Use on Families
  6. Feelings
  7. Opening and Closing Rituals
Day 2
  1. Self-Esteem
  2. Communication
  3. Facilitation Skills
  4. Stress Management
  5. Guiding Behavior
  6. Individual Guide, Father’s Sessions and BRIK
  7. Love, Loss and Healing
  8. Play in Recovery

The deadline to register is October 17, 2019.

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