skills for parents dealing with substance affected youth based on the CRAFT Model

The Community Reinforcement and Family Training Model also known as (CRAFT) is a  program developed by psychologist Robert Meyers.

The Model Teaches:

Non-substance users  and non-using concerned others, also known as (CSO),  are viewed as a positive and active force for change within the family. Concerned others  are collaborators in the treatment process.

The Skills Learned Are:

  •  Create a safety plan  for domestic violence
  •  Understand what leads to substance abuse episodes (functional
  •   analysis).
  •   Behavioral skills including communication skills.
  •   Positive reinforcement for non drinking/using behavior.
  •   Reinforce rewards for non using behavior based on person’s personal goals and      values.
  •   Time out from positive reinforcement for drinking/using behavior.
  •   Allow natural consequences for drinking/using.
  •   Develop reinforcers for concerned other and the person misusing substances.
  •   Give effective suggestions of treatment/self-help group involvement for the drinker or    substance user if he/she relapses.

If you are interested in attending a  seven week psycho educational group that teaches these principles please contact:  crystalarber@gmail.com

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