• Centerstone to Working with Families of Emerging Adults Workshop

    November 12, 2019
    Centerstone, a national leader in behavioral health care, will host the Moving Forward: Working with Families of Emerging Adults workshop on Friday, December 6 from 9 a.m. to noon at John A. Logan College, Building H, Room 126, 700 Logan College Road, Carterville.
    According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, (SAMHSA), the research supports the belief that addiction treatment is strengthened when families are involved in treatment services. The approach for family services may vary since “family” may be parents, siblings, a spouse/child, depending on whether an adolescent or young adult. Through group interaction, participants will review the research and share work experience to help strengthen family services offered in the treatment.
    During the Moving Forward: Working with Families of Emerging Adults workshop, participants will:
    • Discuss how to use group facilitation and counseling sessions to establish a strength-based approach to family services
    • Review how to incorporate adults learning theory into their "tool box" of treatment skills
    • Share their personal experience with maintaining family involvement in services after the initial contacts
    • Develop strategies that empower families and motivate ongoing involvement in services
    • Practice techniques that enhance their skills in the use of affirming words and respectful body language 
    The presenter will be Nancy J. Phillips. Phillips has been active in the substance abuse field for over thirty years. She has worked in both prevention and treatment services. Currently she serves as the Illinois Family Resource Center Coordinator at Central East Alcoholism & Drug Council. Phillips holds a master’s degree in Educational Psychology from Eastern Illinois University. She is a certified addictions counselor and has served in various treatment roles including supervision of outpatient services.
    Three hours of continuing education credits have been applied for LCPC/LPC, LCSW/LSW, and through Illinois Certification Board (IOADAPCA).
    Registration is required. Please register online at https://120619.eventbrite.com or by contacting Jenna Farmer Bracket at jenna.farmer@centerstone.org or 855-608-3560, ext. 1785.
    The event is free for everyone.
    WHAT:            Moving Forward: Working with Families of Emerging Adults Workshop
    WHEN:            Friday, December 6
                            9 a.m. to noon
    WHERE:           John A. Logan College, Building H, Room 126, 700 Logan College Road, Carterville
    About Centerstone
    Centerstone is a not-for-profit health care organization dedicated to delivering care that changes people’s lives. We provide mental health and substance abuse treatment, education and support to communities in Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, and Tennessee and additionally offer individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities life skills development, employment and housing services. Nationally, we have specialized programs for service members, veterans and their loved ones, and develop employee assistance programs for businesses of all sizes. Our research institute improves behavioral healthcare through research and technology, and our foundation secures philanthropic resources to support our work. For more information, visit www.centerstone.org.
    Dalus Ben Avi, Director of Marketing & Community Engagement
    855-608-3560, ext. 03-7830