Families and the Opiate Crisis

The Ohio Children’s Alliance is following a broad strategy to respond to the opioid crisis in Ohio. In our mission to improve the lives of children we have taken particular care in recent months to assist those at risk from the result of addiction and overdoses.

This summer the Ohio Children’s Alliance is pleased to announce a new training series to equip community agencies and foster caregivers. The professional trainings will advance new tools and skills required to effectively work with families and children, including babies, affected by the opiate crisis.

The training series will focus on topics including:

* Identifying trauma-related needs and enhancing well-being

* Understanding and addressing substance use/abuse, chemical dependency and how it affects the family

* Engagement, screening tools and motivation to pursue assessment and treatment

* Understanding the dynamics and emotional effects of growing up with an addicted parent

* Worker well-being and the importance of partnering

The Ohio Children’s Alliance offered this training with grant support from RALI Ohio.

The Ohio Children’s Alliance is among other statewide associations doing our part to reduce opioid abuse and help with addiction recovery. RALI Ohio is assisting our organization as well as the Ohio Association of County Behavioral Health Authorities, the Public Children’s Services Association of Ohio, the VFW, LifeCare Alliance and others, to help in our efforts to provide meaningful programs and education to the families and individuals we serve.

Families and the Opiate Crisis Series

Motivational Interviewing: Preparing Clients for Change with Brian Lowery, MPA, LSW

November 14, 2018 – Columbus

Don’t Talk…Don’t Trust…Don’t Feel: Growing Up with an Addicted Parent with Brian Lowery, MPA, LSW

November 30, 2018 – Columbus

About the presenter

Brian D. Lowery, MPA, LSW, has been an instructor in the child welfare field for the past 30 years. He is a State Licensed Social Worker and recipient of the prestigious “Linda Pope Award” from OCWTP and Trainer of the Year for the Northeast Region. Brian is a sought after consultant and trainer with child welfare organizations throughout the Midwest. He is an approved OCWTP trainer.

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