A recovery-focused learning community is a group of people who share the goal of and intention to learn from each other about trauma recovery and resiliency as well as how to use the skills and information we gain to help others move toward recovery from a substance use disorder and healing from trauma. Those wishing to be part of the learning community are asked to participate in one or more of IHR’s quarterly open enrollment trainings and then to meet with the community the following week to discuss the material presented. Participants of the learning community will be asked to share their responses to the material, discuss case examples, and to engage in a reflective process of learning. We will use learning tools such as videos, literature, art, music, and other media to enhance the learning experience. We will encourage participants to share and honor their own cultural needs for learning.
The 3rd edition of the Nurturing Program for Families in Substance Abuse Treatment and Recovery includes three new segments specifically designed for men and fathers. It also incorporates a framework for understanding parent and child behavior in the context of substance use, disruptions to attachment and child development. It is a psycho-educational, 20 session, group-based parenting curriculum and specifically addresses the impact of these experiences on parents and children. The curriculum is included on SAMHSA'S National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP). For more information visit: NREPP.SAMHSA.gov.