EAPA Lone Star

Considerations for Professionals Working with Substance Use Disorder – Helping parents and children.

  • 18 Apr 2018
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Stacy Furniture and Design (Community Room 3rd Floor) 1900 S. MAIN ST. GRAPEVINE, TX 76051

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Guest Speaker

Kyle Pillans

 

Topic: Considerations for Professionals Working with Substance Use Disorder – Helping parents and children.

 

Addiction is a disease that impacts everyone in the family.  Family members need as much help and support as the primary addict/alcoholic. Sometimes the family members can begin the treatment process for everyone involved. No matter who in the family takes the first steps toward recovery often children are not included in the process.  Children are usually the first hurt and the last helped in the midst of this disease. This presentation will teach one how to address the disease of addiction with children age 6-12. Once children have an understating of addiction and a language to discuss it, they can begin to heal.

 

Learning Objectives

 

1.      Identify common concerns in working with children impacted by substance use disorder

2.      Learn specific terms to discuss substance use disorder age appropriately with children age   6-13

3.      Identify major messages children impacted by substance use disorder need to know

 

About the Speaker

 

Kyle Pillans, BA, has been with the Children's Program since October 2006. She is trained to work with individuals who experience physical, mental and emotional disabilities so they can function productively in their daily lives. She has worked specifically in the addiction field in a treatment program before coming to the Betty Ford Center in Irving, Texas. Kyle coordinates the volunteer program and works with local schools to provide the Children's Program. Kyle also trains professionals, educates the community and works directly with children and families.




  







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