RM101 An introduction to best practices for family members with an addicted loved one.
Description: A live webinar designed to help families, local churches and recovery communities develop effective strategies for working with people who have Substance Use Disorders.
Dates: This is a six week class. The first session will be on Tuesday, October 10, 2017. The final session will be on Tuesday, November 14, 2017.
Time: 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. EDT (GMT-4:00.). Please note that Eastern Daylight Time reverts to Eastern Standard time (GMT-5:00) on November 5, 2017 when clocks are turned back one hour. This should not impact you unless you live outside of the US or Canada.
Enrollment: Limited to 15 participants.
Cost: US $100
Primary Presenter: Teresa McBean is the Executive Director of the National Association for Christian Recovery. Although she is inspired by the work she witnesses happening all over the country in the arena of spirituality and recovery, Teresa is at heart a pragmatic practitioner. She co-pastors Northstar Community, a local recovery church in Richmond, VA, where she regularly borrows other people’s great ideas in hopes of building a safe, effective and welcoming church for families struggling with Substance Use Disorders, trauma and mental health issues.
Week 1 – A Family Affair
An overview of substance use disorders and the devastating consequences on loved ones. A brief look at current thinking and suggested best practices for treatment for the entire family.
Week 2 – Debunking myths that derail treatment
Common responses to substance use disorder and some counter-intuitive (but more effective) alternatives. Surprising new ways to think about treatment and why we should question our own assumptions about the next right steps.
Week 3 – Boundaries reimagined
This session offers some new perspectives on the concept of boundaries along with some very practical tips for making application of this perspective in a recovery community.
Week 4 – Detachment
Detachment as a concept can be confusing. Some families trying to “detach” end up experiencing years of frustration, exhaustion and helplessness. In this session we will focus on how to detach in ways that lead to a true spiritual gift of grace.
Week 5 – Intervention
Learn basic principles about the process of intervention, specific types of interventions (including the use of contracts) and how both families and communities can collaborate to encourage treatment.
Week 6 – Spirituality and Recovery
How can families and communities best embrace the spirituality of recovery – for themselves and on behalf of their loved ones?
A follow-up to this course (RM102) will begin in January, 2018. Participants in RM101 will have priority registration for RM102.
After registration you will receive additional information about how to login to the webinar.