I'm so happy to share the news that I will be heading to New York City the weekend of June 20th to undergo training in Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT) through The Partnership at Drugfree.org and the Center for Motivation and Change (CMC). CRAFT is a skills-based program "designed specifically to empower family members. It teaches them how to take control of their lives, and as part of this process to change their interactions with the substance user in ways that promote positive behavioral change."
CRAFT is used by the CMC in their system of treatment and is the foundation for their fabulous book Beyond Addiction: How Science and Kindness Help People Change.
I will be training with nine other parent volunteers. When our training is complete, we will perform "CRAFT-Based Peer Support" as members of the Partnership's Parent Support Network. In a nutshell, this means that we will be helping other parents whose children are battling addiction.
This is yet another opportunity for me to do more in the addiction/recovery field, which I'm so passionate about. I am beyond grateful and honored to have been chosen to participate in this training and to become a Parent Support Network Coach.
Life is good.
"We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give." ― Winston Churchill