Families in Recovery: What I Can Do to Support My Recovering Child?

Addiction is a complex and complicated disease which affects more than just the addict or substance user, often it affects their family and community. Recovery is possible for everyone involved and being a positive healthy supporter is an important part of the puzzle. After attending this program, the participant will be able to:

  • Identify how addiction is a disease
  • Describe how to support a person in recovery
  • Discuss what not to do when supporting a person in recovery
  • Explain ways to support themselves as parents and persons in the recovery journey

Who Should Attend: This workshop is designed for families and persons in recovery. The community and professionals are welcome to attend.

Continuing Education: Certificate of Attendance (1.5 CEU's).

Speaker: Leah D. Burnison, MA, Licensed Clinical Addiction Counselor is an Integrated Substance Use Disorder Counselor at Health Partnership Clinic and the Clinic’s Center for Recovery. She has worked with youth for 8 years, 4.5 of those years in inpatient adolescent chemical dependency treatment. She enjoys helping clients and families see and build hope and resiliency in Recovery. Leah hopes to one day work towards including animals, particularly horses, into her work with clients and families.

Location: First Christian Church Pleasant Hill, 519 Cedar Street, Pleasant Hill, MO 64080

Registration: Workshop is $10.00 Pre-register only. To obtain a registration form, Contact Stacy Davis or visit www.mhah.org. If you have any questions and/or need translation or other accommodation, please contact Stacy Davis at by email or (913) 281-2221 ext. 112. Registration deadline is March 18, 2017.

Presented by Mental Health America of the Heartland