Community Programs

  • The truth about marijuana
  • Healthy family relationships through changing times and life cycle stages
  • Exploring my family heritage, and legacy
  • Understanding addiction
  • Families and addiction
  • Adolescents and young adults struggling with substance abuse and/or process addictions
  • Prevention and early recognition of children, adolescents, and young adults at risk
  • The challenge of mental illness and what families can do to help
  • Understanding the challenge of multiple diagnosis, e.g., addiction and mental illness, and/or other chronic or life threatening illness.
  • Overcoming trauma and loss
  • How families can help: ARISE® Intervention and Continuing Care adolescents and young adult
  • Families and chronic/relapsing illness
  • Why do I feel that I'm “living with a stranger?” Families and Traumatic Brain Injury or Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI and MTBI)
  • Coming out: Am I gay, lesbian, transgender?
  • Helping one’s child adjust to gender identity differences
  • Veterans and families: maintaining healthy family relationships

Working with First Responders and their Families

This may be provided as a workshop, or as a course for First Responders and their families. First Responders include, for example, firefighters, police, hostage negotiators, ambulance and EMT personnel, National Guard.

The focus is on, for example:

  • Dealing with ongoing and repetitive crisis
  •  Dealing with the Prevention and early recognition of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in First Responder and in family members
  • Identifying triggers in First Responders and family members
  •  Family of Origin work with the professionals and paraprofessional
  • Family of Origin work with the First Responders and their families
  • Psycho-education about addiction and the family (substance and process)
  • The danger and challenges of medication for First Responder and family
  • The challenge of rapidly changing roles and responsibilities between work and home (First Responder and family members)
  • Family Life Education (development and life cycle stages, coping with major transitions, dealing with injury and loss, learning to play, learning to celebrate, learning to grieve)
  • Life Skills for all family members
  • Experiential exercises on:
    • Making life and death decisions
    • Dealing with challenging authority relationships and possible dangers imposed
    • Conflict around roles and responsibilities in the family
 

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