Parent/Family Coach Training Information Sessions
Tuesday November 12 6-7 PM & Saturday November 16 10-11 AM
at the National Children's Advocacy Center
Academy Suite/Training Bldg.
210 Pratt Avenue, Huntsville 35801
Also available ONLINE via
ZOOM Meetings Thursday Nov 14 at 1 PM and 7 PM CT
Not One More Alabama, in partnership with the Center on Addiction/Partnership for Drugfree & The Center for Motivation and Change Foundation for Change, will be bringing Parent Coaching to Alabama. The experience that a parent who has had children who have struggled with substance use issues brings is invaluable for parents who are currently going through that struggle and are looking for support. NOMA will be selecting motivated parents or family members, all impacted by their child or loved one's substance use, for a weekend intensive training to become Volunteer Parent Coaches. The training will take place over a Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday in late January or February (dates to be announced soon) in Huntsville.
Parents and family members will receive free, specialized training using the evidence-based approaches of CRAFT (Community Reinforcement and Family Training), MI (Motivational Interviewing) and ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy). The training is conducted by expert, PhD-level clinical staff from the Center for Motivation and Change, an experienced parent coach ‘mentor’ and professional staff members from the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids.
This is an amazing opportunity to be part of an innovative Peer-to-Peer Parent Coaching Network. You will be able to learn from leaders in the industry the skills and tools necessary to take your personal experience and combine it with training in evidenced-based techniques to prepare you to help others. You will also be able to utilize these skills on a local level in our community and throughout the state to support those impacted by addiction. Only 20 people from Alabama will be able to participate in this training. All interested candidates are encouraged to attend one of our Information Sessions. You will be asked to complete a short application to let us know a little bit about how addiction has impacted your family and why you are interested in becoming a Volunteer Parent/Family Coach.
Links to Zoom Information Sessions: (Please download the Zoom mobile or desktop app prior to the session)
11/14 1 PM CT - https://zoom.us/j/380240074?pwd=OUs2czFId3NwN0R5SHBWd1JvalJmUT09
11/14 7 PM CT - https://zoom.us/j/913175126?pwd=OUt1clhIWkoyMkFMam9KZ1U3THJ2dz09
What do our Parent/Family Coaches do?
All of our Parent Coaches are volunteers who have been personally affected by a family member’s – usually a child’s – substance use. Some have children in recovery; some have lost children; and some have children who are relapsed or are actively using. All of them have been there.
Parent Coaches are there for our parents and families to listen with empathy, support them as they problem-solve and to guide them through ideas that may be helpful to their family’s situation.
Once trained, NOMA Parent Coaches will volunteer as Parent Coaches for the Partnership for Drugfree for a minimum of 6 months, providing one-on-one support to other parents through personalized guidance over the phone. Parent coaches also participate in bi-weekly training and support calls to discuss current cases, challenges and review key points from the weekend-long training.
In addition to the phone coaching, NOMA Parent/Family coaches will be asked to select 1 or 2 areas that they would like to focus on for local coaching in our community/state. Using the extensive training the Parent Coach has received, they will be able to apply these skills to coach on a local level in areas including grief coaching, prevention coaching, treatment navigation coaching, and general support of those who have been impacted by addiction and substance use disorders. Parent Coaches will be asked to commit to a minimum of an additional year as a volunteer Parent Coach for NOMA making for a total commitment of 18 months. Of course, you can continue as a Coach Volunteer as long as you would like to!!!
We Look Forward to Making a Difference with You!
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