INSTRUCTIONS 

Use These Materials to Run your Meeting

  1. Choose the Seminar you want to start​.
  2. Select the first button "Seminar Study Guide and Workbook Handout" and download to your computer as a PDF File. Then open the file and read the Study Guide and Workbook Sessions. You can forward the PDF to the registered attendee's for their viewing before the meeting. Purchase a printed manual for these seminars on: amazon.com   The Family Solution Finder Learning Seminar Study Guide and The Family Solution Finder Workbook. each attendee should have with them both books at the seminar or the free download version. 
  3. Select the Second Button "Power Point Presentation" . This presentation will have several slides that are designed to follow the study guide and workbook sections for this seminar. Most slides have an audio speaker, take your pointer and click on the speaker icon found in the upper left corner of the slide.  We suggest you view these slides Presentation mode to get a feel of the flow. Presenter should view all slides prior to presenting the seminar.  NOTICE: you will need to click at the top a pop-up button " ENABLE EDITING", then a second Pop-up Bar will appear click on ENABLE CONTENT.  This will allow you to view the embedded video's when the slide you turn to has a video to present.  View all the video provided in each seminar, then complete the video worksheet. 
  4. Select the Third Button, "Practical Exercise and Video Worksheets and download to your computer as a PDF File. Then open the file to use these exercises in confirming your knowledge of the material presented and in applying the seminar learning content to your real life situation. 
  5. Select the Fourth button down to download the "Responding to a Family Issue" . The content of this download provides a clear path of steps for the family member to take when address this issue. It allows the family to use what is learned in the seminar and apply it to their real life situation.  Each of the 32 issues has a "Responding to a Family Issue" for the family to use. The workbook for this exercise is found in the printed manual: The Substance Use Disorder Journey, It's Time To Get Organized. Purchase this book on Amazon.com 
  6. Select the Fifth Button,  Is the Monthly Agenda for each meeting. This agenda is based on a progression of one issue (topic) per month as the groups focus. It breaks the month into four weekly meetings. The first meeting is the "Pesentation " of the Family Solution Finder Learning Seminar for that issue (topic). The second week meeting is a local professional speaking on that specific topic, (only). The third weekly  meeting for that month is a personal testimony from a family member who has experienced this topic. The fourth weekly in this month meeting is a work session where all three previous meeting notes are gathered together by the family members (attendees) and used to create their family plan of action. By following this monthly set of four meetings per month on a single topic, the outcome will be a thorough understanding of the topic. We do this for all 32 Issues (seminars).
  7. Select the Sixth Button, This is a clinical paper. Use this download PDF as a handout. Send it to the attendees prior to the meeting. 


Seminar # 1 The Family is a System


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Seminar #1  Study Guide and Workbook Handout

Power Point Presentation with Audio

Practical Exercises and Video Worksheets

Responding  to Family  Issues Process 

Monthly Meeting Agenda

Clinical Paper Handout 

Seminar # 2 Different Roles of the Family Members

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Seminar #2 Study Guide and Workbook Handout

Power  Point Presentation with Audio

Practical Exercises and Video Worksheets

Responding to Family Issues Process

Monthly Meeting Agenda

Clinical Paper Handout

Seminar # 3 Childhood Trauma in the Family System

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Seminar #3 Study Guide and Workbook Handout

Power Point Presentation with Audio

Practical Exercises and Video Worksheets

Responding to Family Issues Process

Monthly Meeting Agenda

Clinical Paper Handout

Seminar # 4 Different Types of Family Therapy 

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Seminar #4 Study Guide and Workbook Handout

Power Point Presentation with Audio

Practical Exercises and Video Worksheets

Responding to Family Issues Process

Monthly Meeting Agenda

Clinical Paper Handout

Seminar # 5 The Family Support Structures in Addiction

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Seminar #5 Study Guide and Workbook Handout 

Power Point Presentation with Audio

Practical Exercise and Video Worksheets

Responding to Family Issues Process

Monthly Meeting Agenda

Clnical Paper Handout

Seminar # 6 Getting a Diagnosis


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Seminar #6 Study Guide and Workbook Handout 

Power Point Presentation with Audio

Practical Exercise and Video Worksheet

Responding to Family Issues Process

Monthly Meeting Agenda

Clinical Paper Handout

Seminar # 7 Substance Use Disorder is a Brain Disease

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Seminar #7 Study Guide and Workbook Handout 

Power Point Presentations with Audio

Practical Exercise and   Video Worksheet

Responding to Family Issues Process 

Monthly Meeting Agenda

Clinical Paper Handout

Seminar # 8 The Disease Progresses In Stages

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Seminar #8 Study Guide and Workbook Handout 

Power Point Presentations with Audio

Practical Exercise and Video Worksheet

Responding to Family Issues Process 

Monthly Meeting Agenda

Clinical Paper Handout

Seminar # 9 Relapse is a Part of the Brain Disease Journey 


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Seminar #9 Study Guide and Workbook Handout 

Power Point Presentations with Audio

Practical Exercise and Video Worksheet

Responding to Family Issues Process 

Monthly Meeting Agenda

Clinical Paper Handout

Seminar # 10 Pathfinder Certificate of Completion Seminars,  Issue # One: "Enabling vs Consequences"

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Seminar #10  Study Guide and Workbook Handout 

Power Point Presentations with Audio

Practical Exercise and Video Worksheet

Responding to Family Issues Process

Monthly Meeting Agenda

Clinical Paper Handout

Seminar # 11 Pathfinder Certificate of Completion Seminars, Issue # Two: "Addiction Behavior"

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Seminar #11  Study Guide and Workbook Handout 

Power Point Presentations with Audio

Practical Exercise and Video Worksheet

Responding to Family Issues Process

Monthly Meeting Agenda

Clinical Paper Handout

Seminar # 12 Pathfinder Certificate of Completion Seminars, Issue # Three: "Family Intervention"

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Seminar #12 Study Guide and Workbook Handout 

Power Point Presentations with Audio

Practical Exercise and Video Worksheet

Responding to Family Issues Process

Monthly Meeting Agenda

Clinical Paper Handout

Seminar # 13 Pathfinder Certificate of Completion Seminars, Issue # Four: "Police Intervention"


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Seminar #13  Study Guide and Workbook Handout 

Power Point Presentations with Audio

Practical Exercise and Video Worksheet

Responding to Family Issues Process

Monthly Meeting Agenda

Clinical Paper Handout

Seminar # 14 Pathfinder Certificate of Completion Seminars, Issue # Five: "Emergency Medical Services Intervention"

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Seminar #14 Study Guide and Workbook Handout 

Power Point Presentations with Audio

Practical Exercise and Video Worksheet

Responding to Family Issues Process

Monthly Meeting Agenda

Clinical Paper Handout

Seminar # 15 Pathfinder Certificate of Completion Seminars Issue # Six: "Legal Intervention"


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Seminar #15  Study Guide and Workbook Handout 

Power Point Presentations with Audio

Practical Exercise and Video Worksheet

Responding to Family Issues Process

Monthly Meeting Agenda

Clinical Paper Handout

Seminar # 16  Pathfinder Certificate of Completion Seminars, Issue # Seven: "Treatment Center intervention"


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Seminar #16  Study Guide and Workbook Handout 


Power Point Presentations with Audio

Practical Exercise and Video Worksheet

Responding to Family Issues Process

Monthly Meeting Agenda

Clinical Paper Handout

Seminar # 17 Pathfinder Certificate of Completion Seminars, Issue # Eight: "Support Agencies Mapping"

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Seminar #17  Study Guide and Workbook Handout 

Power Point Presentations with Audio

Practical Exercise and Video Worksheet

Responding to Family Issues Process

Monthly Meeting Agenda

Clinical Paper Handout

Seminar # 18 Pathfinder Certificate of Completion Seminars, Issue # Nine: "The Relapse"

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Seminar #18  Study Guide and Workbook Handout 

Power Point Presentations with Audio

Practical Exercise and Video Worksheet

Responding to Family Issues Process

Monthly Meeting Agenda

Clinical Paper Handout

Seminar # 19  Pathfinder Certificate of Completion Seminars, Issue # Ten: "Successful Lifelong Recovery"

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Seminar #19 Study Guide and Workbook Handout 

Power Point Presentations with Audio

Practical Exercise and Video Worksheet

Responding to Family Issues Process

Monthly Meeting Agenda

Clinical Paper Handout

Seminar # 20  Pathfinder Certificate of Completion Seminars, # Eleven: "The Bereavement Process"

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Seminar #20  Study Guide and Workbook Handout 

Power Point Presentations with Audio

Practical Exercise and Video Worksheet

Responding to Family Issues Process

Monthly Meeting Agenda

Clinical Paper Handout

Seminar # 21  Pathfinder Certificate of Completion Seminars, Issue # Twelve: "Faith & Spiritual Practices"

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Seminar #21 Study Guide and Workbook Handout 

Power Point Presentations with Audio

Practical Exercise and Video Worksheet

Responding to Family Issues Process

Monthly Meeting Agenda

Clinical Paper Handout

Seminar # 22 Elements of a Family Plan of Action


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Seminar #22 Study Guide and Workbook Handout 

Power Point Presentations with Audio

Practical Exercise and Video Worksheet

Responding to Family Issues Process

Monthly Meeting Agenda

Clinical Paper Handout

Seminar # 23 Roles & Responsibilities, in the family plan of action


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Seminar #23  Study Guide and Workbook Handout

Power Point Presentations with Audio

Practical Exercise and Video Worksheet

Responding to Family Issues Process

Monthly Meeting Agenda

Clinical Paper Handout

Seminar # 24 Using tools: It's Time to get Organized workbook and It's Time to get Networked workbook


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Seminar #24 Study Guide and Workbook Handout

Power Point Presentations with Audio

Practical Exercise and Video Worksheet

Responding to Family Issues Process

Monthly Meeting Agenda

Clinical Paper Handout

Seminar # 25 Using the "It's Time to Get Organized" workbook


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Seminar #25 Study Guide and Workbook Handout

Seminar # 26 Using the "It's Time to Get Networked" workbook



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Seminar #26 Study Guide and Workbook Handout

Seminar # 27 Suicide Prevention




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Seminar #27 Study Guide and Workbook Handout

Seminar  # 28 Wealth Management in Substance Use Disorders



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Seminar #28  Study Guide and Workbook Handout

Seminar # 29 Foster Care Services in Substance Use Disorders

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Seminar #29  Study Guide and Workbook Handout

Seminar # 30 NARCAN

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Seminar #30 Study Guide and Workbook Handout

Seminar # 31 Peer to Peer Services


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Seminar #31 Study Guide and Workbook Handout

Seminar # 32 Harm Reduction



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Seminar # 32 Study GUide and Workbook Handout