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Substance Abuse and FGDM: Creating Helpful, Hopeful & Healing Opportunities for Families


The abusive use of drugs and alcohol in society has a major impact on the emotional, physical and financial health of families and communities across the country. Many of these families struggle with what to do and how to do what needs to be done. This one-day training will provide coordinators with a workable knowledge of substance abuse and family dynamics to enable coordinators to safely and effectively engage families while simultaneously safeguarding the FGDM process. Coordinators will understand how to prepare families for creating plans and identifying supports to help address this very challenging issue. Participants will be encouraged to think creatively to accommodate specific family circumstances and needs.

At the end of this training participants will be able to:
  • Identify the basic dynamics of substance abuse and their interplay with FGDM values and processes
  • Describe strategies to shepherd the process forward, particularly when enabling behavior is present.  
  • Assess an individual family’s needs so that specialized presenters may be invited to address the specific types of substance abuse affecting the family

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Contact us for more information on this training opportunity.