HAZELDEN BETTY FORD ALUMNI EDUCATION WORKSHOPS
PARENTING IN RECOVERY
Monthly Virtual Workshops
The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is going to cover six topics that are involved with addiction and family. Learn communication skills, coping skills, confidence, and trust with family & children from presenters who have extensive backgrounds in working with families and addiction.
Sign up for one session, a few sessions, or all of them!
Second Wednesday of every month
COST: $5 per session
TIME: 6-7 PM MT
JANUARY 13 – Talking to Your Kids about Recovery
Participants will learn language and tools to talk to their
kids about addiction and recovery. Caregivers will discuss
the importance of including kids in the recovery journey
and how to do so in age-appropriate ways.
FEBRUARY 10 – Building Trust with Children
Participants will learn about building trust with kids
that is often lost when the chaos of addiction affects
families. Caregivers will be led in assessing what they are
doing well and find other ways to continue to build upon
recovery skills that can help kids learn to trust their loved
one on a deeper level.
MARCH 10 – Overcoming Shame and Guilt in Parenting
All caregivers struggle with shame and guilt in parenting.
Adding recovery and addiction on top often makes
the experience even harder. Participants will learn how
shame and guilt affect parenting choices and new skills
to address these feelings and focus on making good
decisions for their kiddos.
APRIL 14 – Multigenerational Recovery
In this presentation, caregivers will be guided in exploring
the origins of their parenting. Participants will better
understand the ways their values as a caregiver show up
in how they relate to kids. The introduction of parenting
styles will allow caregivers to analyze their parenting and
find a good balance that works for their family.
MAY 12 – Discipline, Kids and Recovery
Recovery often comes with a whole new set of rules in
a family. Caregivers will learn new skills to utilize their
recovery principles in setting boundaries and providing
structure for their kids. Discipline can be hard! Let’s work
together to make it easier.
JUNE 9 – Raising Resilient Kids
Addiction is a family disease and is passed down through
generations. In this session, caregivers will learn new
ways to break that cycle by raising kids to be resilient.
Participants will learn about protective factors, risk factors,
and how to help kids begin their own recovery and break
the cycle of addiction.