2019 Year in Review: Center on Addiction
We merged to empower families to support loved ones, advance effective addiction care, and shape public policies that prevent and treat addiction as a public health issue.
“The greatest thing about learning these techniques is realizing that you do have power to communicate better with your loved one and that the bond of love can last, even through addiction.”
Lori Moore, a mom who attended the training in Nashville.
A parent coach training is a weekend-long intensive program, where parents and guardians receive free, specialized CRAFT (Community Reinforcement and Family Training)/Motivational Interviewing training. They are conducted by expert, PhD-level clinical staff from our clinical partner, the Center for Motivation and Change, an experienced parent coach ‘mentor’ and professional staff members from the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids.
Once trained, parent coaches commit to volunteer for six months, providing one-on-one support to other parents through personalized guidance over the phone. Parent coaches also participate in bi-weekly training and support calls to discuss current cases, challenges and review key points from the training program.
The next available training session will be in Knoxville, TN over the weekend of September 22-24. For more information or to register, contact Kristina Clark at firstname.lastname@example.org. Advance registration is required.