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Chemical Dependency Training Consortium of the Northwest presents Breaking Cycle of Family Dysfunction: How Providers Can Help Stop It
PeaceHealth Southwest Mill Plain Campus Health Education Center
Vancouver, WA
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The purpose of this training is to increase treatment providers' awareness of how generational dysfunction and family specific dysfunction contributes to the progression of addiction and/or mental health disorders. Participants will be introduced to Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD), the Parent Child Assistance Program, The University of Washington FASD Diagnostic Team, and The Division of Children and Family Services. FASD through the lifespan, family system, and multigenerational will be discussed so that participants will be able to recognize FASD symptoms. The diagnostic process and screening tools utilized by the University of Washington will be reviewed. The Parent Child Assistance Program will be described and treatment approaches discussed. Participants will receive information on the utilization and involvement of Child Protective Services as a collaborator to achieving healthy family units. This training will assist participants with learning what specialized treatment options exist for families and how to refer patients to those services.

Additionally, participants will be able to hear a first hand account of a patient's journey through addiction and family dysfunction as she tells how the services of the Parent Child Assistance Program, The University of Washington FASD Diagnostic Team and family treatment helped her break the cycles of dysfunction in her life.

Participants will be able to:

- identify the common issues that perpetuate family dysfunction,
- name three ways in which prenatal alcohol exposure contributes to increased risk for lifelong problems,
- describe fetal alcohol spectrum disorder symptoms,
- provide basic screening for FASD and know sources for referrals,
- describe the Parent Child Assistance Program, and
- identify the role of DCFS/CPS and how to coordinate services.

8:30 - 9:00     Registration
9:00 - 9:10     CDTC Announcements and Introductions
9:10 - 10:45    Understanding Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: Where We Have Been and Where We Are Going
10:45 - 11:00   Break
11:00 - Noon    Where I Was, What Helped Me and My Life Now - Kym Meiwes shares her experience with the Parent Child Assistance Program, Family Treatment, and her child's diagnosis of FASD
Noon - 1:00     Lunch Break ***On Your Own***
1:00 - 2:15     Parent Child Assistance Program (CPAP): Who They Are and What They Do -
2:15 - 2:30     Break
2:30 - 3:45     Children's Administration: How They Protect Families, How They Are Involved with Patients and How We Can Work with Them
3:45 - 4:15     Treatment Options for Families: Referral
4:15 - 4:30     Wrap Up, Questions and Answers, and Evaluations

Therese Grant, Ph.D., University of Washington School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. She is an Associate Director of the UW Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute and principal investigator of the Washington State Parent Child Assistance Program (PCAP), an award-winning, evidence-based intervention working with high-risk women who abuse alcohol and drugs during pregnancy.

Nancy Whitney, MS, LMHC, Clinical Supervisor of King County Parent Child Assistance Program (PCAP), a program of the University of Washington Fetal Alcohol and Drug Unit. She has been a mental health professional for over 20 years.

Kym Meiwes, Graduate from PPW Treatment, current PCAP participant, and mother of a child with FASD

Brandy Richardson, BS, Clinical Supervisor of Cowlitz County Parent Child Assistance Program

Stephanie Baxter, MSW, Supervisor/Social Worker with Division of Child and Family Services/Children's Administration, Kelso, WA

If for any reason you are unable to attend, please notify CDTC by phone or email three days in advance of training, so as we may make refund arrangements and adjust the catering order for that training.    
Refund: A refund may be given only when notification is given at least 3 days prior to the training.  Notification under 3 days will follow the credit agreement.
Credit: If notification is given within 1 week after the training, a credit will be given for the next training only.
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At this time there are no more seats available for attendees, please contact the CDTC at 503-805-0989 to be placed on this training wait list. This training event has ended. Please see our website for additional training opportunities.


PeaceHealth Southwest Mill Plain Campus Health Education Center
600 N.E. 92nd Ave.
Vancouver, WA 98664
United States


Education > Classes
Education > Workshops

Minimum Age: 16
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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