Addiction affects everyone in the family. Family system theory suggests that individuals in families cannot interact without impacting the whole. This workshop will explore just how each member may be impacted by addiction. At times, loved ones may resort to using coping skills that are maladaptive and are not helpful to them or to their loved one who is struggling with addiction. Family members who have lived with addiction may learn to not feel, not trust and not talk. Working with both family members and their loved one can be a challenge. This workshop will provide tools to help facilitate this process in an interactive and practical manner.
CACCF: 12 continuing education hours.
Upon completion of this training, participants will:
- Be able to discuss various family theories, including family roles and rules and how addiction can interfere.
- Have insight into various treatment modalities and tools to help support families.
- Know how to assess family members living with addiction and provide treatment planning.
- Understand how family involvement and recovery can help prevent relapse for both the family members and the person struggling with addictions (including how to support families when their loved one is pre-contemplative about changing).
- Increase knowledge about various community supports, and resources available for family members.
For more information contact the Faculty of Social Work Professional Development office:
Kitchener: 519-884-0710 ext. 5234
Milton: 519-884-0710 ext. 5235
Online: 519-884-0710 ext. 5235
Applies Towards the Following Certificates
- Addictions Certificate : Addictions Certificate