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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.

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: May 11–12, 2017

The deadline to register is May 4, 2017.

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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.

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 Kathryn Esty 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: Kathryn Esty
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

Wellesley Free Library
The Wakelin Room
530 Washington Street
Wellesley, MA 02482

Parking is available in the underground parking garage and at the rear of the library. 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

Take the Massachusetts Turnpike to the Route 95/128 exit south. Follow Route 95/128 South for about 1 1/2 miles to the Route 16 West Wellesley exit. Follow Route 16/Washington Street for about 4 miles to the intersection of Route 16 and Route 135. Continue beyond the intersection for about 200 yards. The Wellesley Free Library is on the left.

When
May 11–12
Check-in begins at 9am!
Training runs 9:30am–5pm.
Where
Wellesley Free Library
530 Washington Street
Wellesley, MA 02482

May 11 Topics
  1. Relational/Cultural Model
  2. Nurturing Hope
  3. Human Growth & Development
  4. Parenting Development
  5. Nurturing: Stress Management, Touch, Boundaries
May 12 Topics
  1. Love, Loss and Healing
  2. Family Dynamics: Effects of Substance Use on Families
  3. Facilitation Strategies
  4. Play in Recovery

The deadline to register is May 4, 2016.

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