The Invitation to Change Approach: Using science and kindness to help your loved one change.

Session Objectives Gain a better understanding of the major components of The Invitation to Change Approach: Helping with Understanding, Helping with Awareness, and Helping with Action. Understand the evidence-based protocols supporting the Invitation to Change Approach. Become familiar with the strategies and skills that anyone can implement when assisting a loved one with a substance…

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From Tough Love To Loving Well: Engaging Families in Recovery

Session Objectives Stabilize The Family Ecosystem Identify and Discuss Systemic Conditioning Explain Recovery-Oriented Value Systems Learn Evidence-Based Practices for whole family health & wellbeing Session Description Families are the natural support system but when substance use disorder has impacted the ecosystem, families become fractured, dysregulated and the natural bonds and secure attachments break down or…

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Here Comes the Night: Addressing Homelessness and Substance Use Among Emerging Adults

Session Objectives Leave with an ecological understanding of substance-using homeless emerging adults and the day-to-day micro systemic culture they interact with. Learn how the disruption of family relationships and separation from social institutions (such as schools) explains how homeless peers often become the primary social support network for homeless emerging adults. Explain the relationship between…

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