Breaking Intergenerational Patterns of Trauma, Addiction and Dark Secrets in Families

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Breaking Intergenerational Patterns of Trauma, Addiction and Dark Secrets in Families

November 28 @ 1:00 pm 4:00 pm CST

In this presentation you will learn strategies to help break intergenerational patterns of trauma and addiction in families. A partial list of topics includes: trauma and other risk factors for intergenerational patterns of addiction in families; unique risks for children of parents with substance use disorders; Fetal Alcohol Spectrum disorder as a risk factor and intervention strategies; the impact of siblings on the intergenerational transmission of addiction, parenting practices and cultural rituals which help Break intergenerational patterns of addiction and traumatic stress disorders; addressing dark family secrets as an intervention strategy; the role of schools, counselors, trauma specialists, addictions treatment facilities, persons in recovery and the entire community in breaking intergenerational patterns of trauma, addictions and dark family secrets.

Objectives:

  • Articulate 6 risk factors for intergenerational patterns of trauma and addiction in families
  • List six strategies parents can use to help break intergenerational patterns of trauma, addiction and dark family secrets
  • Utilize 7 strategies that counselors and treatment providers can use to help break intergenerational patterns of trauma and addiction
  • Discuss the role of persons in recovery, families, and the entire community in helping to break intergenerational patterns of addiction, trauma, and dark family secrets

Schedule:

1:00 – 2:00 pm = 60 minutes, 1 clock hour, 1.2 contact hours, .12 CEUs

* The link between intergenerational trauma, addiction, and dark family secrets

* The unique needs of children of parents with substance use disorders and children on the FASD spectrum

2:00 – 3:00 pm = 60 minutes, 1 clock hour, 1.2 contact hours, .12 CEUs

* The role of the entire community in breaking intergeneration patterns of trauma, addiction and dark family secrets

3:00 – 4:00 pm = 60 minutes, 1 clock hour, 1.2 contact hours, .12 CEUs

* The role of the entire community in breaking intergeneration patterns of trauma, addiction and dark family secrets, continued

*Q&A

Presenter:

Mark Sanders

Mark Sanders, LCSW, CADC, is an international speaker, trainer, and consultant in the behavioral health field whose work has reached thousands throughout the United States, Europe, Canada, Caribbean and British Islands.

Mark is the author of five books, which focus on behavioral health. Recent writings include Slipping through the Cracks: Intervention Strategies for Clients Multiple Addictions and Disorders, Recovery Management: and Relationship Detox: Helping Clients Develop Healthy Relationships in Recovery. He has had two stories published in the New York Times best-selling books series, Chicken Soup for the Soul. Mark has been a certified addictions counselor for 34 years. He has received numerous awards including a Life Time Achievement Award from the Illinois Addiction Counselor Certification Board and the Barbara Bacon Award for outstanding contributions to the Social Work profession as a Loyola University of Chicago Alumni.

Mark is co-founder of Serenity Academy of Chicago, the only recovery high school in Illinois. He is past president of the board of the Illinois Chapter of NAADAC. He has had a 30 year career as a university educator having taught at the University of Chicago, Illinois State University, Illinois School of Professional Psychology, and Loyola University of Chicago, School of Social Work.

$75