MOMSTELL and NFD representatives invited to White HouseSep 20 2014
MOMSTELL President and NFD Co-Director Sharon LeGore was invited this week to the White House to Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Recovery Month. This is the first time this even has been held at theWhite House. A panel discussion moderated by Laurie Dhue and the speakers were incredible.Patrick Kennedy spoke about parity and the need for enforcement. Sharon spoke with the Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) Michael Botticelli as well as David Mineta, the Deputy Director of Drug Demand and Peter Gaumond, the Chief of Recovery. The day was filled with excitement and dedication to not only recovery but also treatment.
CRAFT 20 minute Guide for ParentsAug 24 2014
CRAFT: Community Reinforcement ad Family Training
Parenting* is hard. If you are reading this, you are likely a very concerned parent who is looking for guidance about how to help your child who is using substances (or engaging in other risky
- When a loved one is abusing substances and refusing to get help, CRAFT helps families move their loved one toward treatment.
On its own, CRAFT helps reduce the loved one’s
alcohol and druguse, whether or not the loved one has engaged in treatment yet.
- CRAFT improves the lives of the concerned family and friends.
*A note to grandparents, aunts, uncles, and foster and adoptive parents and other caregivers: please understand “parent” as shorthand and feel no less welcome here.
MOMSTELL, Clear Concepts and a local pastor collaborated together to form, the Pastoral Recovery Education Program (PREP).Aug 24 2014
MOMSTELL Partnership Program:Sponsored by a grant from the Behavioral Health Alliance of Rural Pennsylvania (BHARP )
After realizing the gap between the recovery and faith based community, MOMSTELL, Clear Concepts and a local pastor collaborated together to form, the Pastoral Recovery Education Program (PREP). The PREP program is designed to provide education, resources and opportunities for faith leaders and other interested community members to interact with those impacted by substance abuse/mental health.
The Central Pennsylvania Life Recovery Ministry emerged from the PREP program which is very active. The program has been in operation since September 2011 and is supported by the Behavioral Health Alliance of Rural Pennsylvania (BHARP). The program is foundationally based on core competencies published by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) in 2004 as the Core Competencies for Clergy and Other Pastoral Ministers in Addressing Alcohol and Drug Dependence and the Impact on Family Members.