Celebrating Families!- Group Leader Training- January 2022

January 5, 2022, 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 CS Learning & Development.

Training Dates: January 5, 6 & 7, 2022  Time: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm 

Price: $325.00

Course Description: 

CelebratingFamilies!™ (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. CF! has been shown by outside evaluators to strengthen recovery, improve family re-unification and increase healthy living skills for families impacted by addiction, family violence, 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:

  • 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 Trainers:

Melissa Santos, BSW is the Senior Director of Professional Development and Organizational Initiatives at Community Solutions in Santa Clara County, CA 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! 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.

Maria Ramirez is a Sr. Learning Partner at Uplift Family Services in Santa Clara County,. In her 25 years with the agency Maria has been a Resource Parent Recruiter and facilitates the Crisis Intervention For Families Training for all perspective resource/foster families. In her role with Learning & development, Maria facilitates trainings to the agency’s behavioral health work force and supports the professional development of new an existing staff. Maria has been a member of the of the Celebrating Families! Of California Provider Network for over 15 years as a consultant, national trainer and group facilitator. She led the development of ¡Celebrando Familias! and has implemented the CF! program with hundreds of families impacted by trauma and addiction. Maria is a certified trainer in a number of models, including Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI), Therapeutic Crisis Intervention For Families, CPR/First Aid, Mental Health First Aid.

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.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations are requested at least 48 hours prior to the training day. Kindly email  to un-enroll from the training if you unable to attend after registration in order to receive a refund.

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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