Celebrating Families!- Group Leader Training

March 10, 2021, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

This is a 3 Day Training. and it will hosted online learning via ZOOM. Link will be sent to you 3 Days prior the training by Title IVE.

Course Description: 

Training Dates: March 10, 11 & 12  Time: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm 

Celebrating Families!™ (CF!) is an evidence-based, trauma informed, whole-family recovery program. Through a cognitive behavioral, support group model, CF! Introduces and strengthens the skills necessary to live a safe, healthy, and contented life. With parents in new-found recovery, the focus is preventing children’s future addiction, as well as improving the mental and physical health for everyone in the family. An evidence-based program, CF! has been shown by outside evaluators to strengthen recovery, improve family re-unification and increase healthy living skills for families impacted by substance use disorders, family violence, and child abuse and neglect. This training is for professionals and potential volunteers who are interested in learning how to facilitate this 16-session evidence-based support group model for families affected by addiction.

By the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to identify and practice:

  • Gain knowledge and understanding about alcohol, drug and brain chemistry, domestic violence risk and protective factors and how addiction affects the whole family.
  • Understand and implement the fundamentals and framework unique to the implementation of the CF! program
  • Develop their own connection with the CF! material and begin planning for implementation in their organization and/or community
  • Demonstrate ability to co-facilitate the 16-week program virtually or in-person to fidelity

About the Trainer:

Melissa Santos, BSW is the Senior Director
of Professional Development and Organizational
Initiatives at Community Solutions overseeing
internal clinical training, leadership development,
community-based training and strategic initiatives.
She has over 20 years of experience in the
behavioral health field and is a national trainer and
CA Lead of the Celebrating Families!TM evidence-
based model. Melissa has been a member of the
Santa Clara County Touchpoints training team for
over 10 years and facilitates trainings, conference
workshops and webinars on trauma-informed care,
mindfulness, recovery and organizational leadership
throughout the country.

CEUs: This course is approved for 15 hours of continuing education units for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and/or LEPs as required by the California B.B.S. under CEPA Provider #129412.

Questions? Please contact our Training Division: or 408-846-4791

If you need special accommodations to ensure a comfortable learning experience please contact our Training Division.

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