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Introduction to starting a "Family Solution Finder Learning Center"

Register on our website, then contact us and we will send you the "Introduction Packet" to get your center started. [email protected] 

Hope, Hugs & Empowerment

THE FAMILY's "FOUR BOOK" PACK 

Family Solution Finder Learning Series

These are the primary learning books for a family living with substance use disorders (32 key issues study)

The Family Solution Finder Learning Seminar, Study Guide Book

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The Family Solution Learning Seminar, Workbook

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The Substance Use DIsorder Journey, It's Time to Get Organized

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The Substance Use Disorder Journey, It's Time to Get Networked

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The Family Solution Finder Learning Centers 

Introduction

The family has a central role to play in the treatment of any health problem, including substance abuse. Family work has become a strong and continuing theme of many treatment approaches (Kaufmann and Kaufman 1992a ; McCrady and Epstein 1996), but family therapy is not used to its greatest capacity in substance abuse treatment. A primary challenge remains the broadening of the substance abuse treatment focus from the individual to the family.  We must educate the family on what will happen in their journey with substance use disorder.  This will empower them to respond in a more productive and helpful manner. 


It is important to understand the complex role that families members can play in substance abuse treatment. They can be a source of help to the treatment process, or they can hurt the process of recovery. The family members are concerned about the Individual Patient’s substance abuse, but they also have their own goals and issues. Providing education to the whole family can improve treatment effectiveness, reduce family stress, decrease relapse, strength the bonds of the family members.  Therefore two fronteers exist, 1. to educate the family on their journey with substance use disorder, 2. get them to seek family member therapy.  This will increase their functionality (ability to do) and probability (likely desire to do it). 


Meeting the challenges of working together will call for mutual understanding, flexibility, and adjustments among the family members. This shift will require a stronger focus on the family system as they interact as a family and their level of understanding in what is likely to happen next. This can only be achieved through education and learning models designed for the family. The other divergent practices of the family members must be reconciled in family therapy, this is why the family members need to consider getting care for themselves while getting educated about their journey.  Part of getting educated about the journey is learning more about themselves and family members and understanding the roles we play in the family. Again, the goal is to increase the family members knowledge which increases the functionality and strengthen their coping skills which impacted their probability.  The Family Solution Finder will educate them, and in seminar # 3 Different ypes of family therapy will give them a resource to discover and improve themselves. 

THE ENTIRE LOCAL COMMUNITY LEARNING CENTER, (because we are all family)

Empower the family member with knowledge about their journey, Educate the local community, then create awareness of the continuity of care as it is experienced by the family members from providers.  All three from one Family Solution Finder Learning Center. 

HUGS, LOVE, EMPOWERMENT

There are 32 learning seminars with study guidebook, workbook, power point presentation with voice over for each slide, learning video links, practical exercises and family, Response to a Family Issue worksheet,  meeting agenda for each seminar, tool to address any issue and "Find it's Solution", tool to make Value Based Family Decisions, Tool to develop a Family Plan of action all of this and more on are downloads on this website. Create a level of the Family Solution Finder Learning Center that best meets the needs of your community and families. We want you to start the Family Solution Finder Learning Center in your comunity . We will take the steps needed to support you, all it takes is you. Become the difference for those around you. 

This is where "Family Empowerment" begins.

Hope, Hugs, and Shared Family Love


The "Family Solution Finder Learning Center" with Study Guide & Workbook, Learning Library for each seminar content:

The Family Solution Finder Learning Seminars is a set of two books which you purchase on-line www.amazon.com

1. The Family Solution Finder Study Guide. 

2. The Family Solution Finder Workbook.  

The Study Guide takes the family member through  32 specific topics covering primary issues faced by a family that has a family member with a substance use disorder.  None of our material is for the person with a substance use disorder. And all of our content should not be acted upon until after it is reviewed with the guidance of a professional. THese two books plus downloads on our website, provide all that is needed to run 128 group meetings, 48 hours of seminar time, 60 video's for extended learning. The family will learn all aspects of their journey and be empowered to act, when each issue is presented. 


The Family Solution Finder books "Table of Contents" : Part I. Learn about the family dynamic, Part II. Learn about the disease, Part III. The Pathfinder Certificate of Completion Seminars, Part IV. Create a Family Plan of Action, Part V. OTher Possible Situations. 


The Family Solution Finder Study Guide is complemented by the"Family Solution Finder Workbook". The two books complete the learning process as one study guide and workbook learning seminar. This is supported with free downloads on our website: Power Point Presentation with Voice over audio for each slide, Meeting Agenda, Worksheet handouts and clinical paper for each seminar.  Hassle free presentation in a box.    

The Pathfinder Certificate of Completion Seminar is 12 core competency seminars book used to train and educate the community and providers in what the family experiences in their journey.  Order On: www.amazon.com  (completion certificate is available).


1. From Coach to Family Table, is to educate sports coaches about the family key issues faced in their journey. 

2. From Pastor to Family Table, is to educate faith group leaders about the family key issues faced in their journey.

3. From Police and First Responders to Family Table, is to educate Police and First Responders about the family key issues faced in their journey.

4. From Drug Court to Family Table, is to educate the family as to the 12 core competency issues they are likely to face in their journey. 

5. From Social Worker to Family Table, is to educate Social Workers as to the 12 core competency issues the family is likely to face in their journey. 

The Substance Use Disorder Journey, It's Time to Get Organized Workbook, is a workbook for family members to complete for each of the 32 issues, how they will plan to respond to each issue, should it arise. 

The Substance Use Disorder Journey, It's Time to Get Networked Workbook, is a workbook for the family members to self -direct a network of services and providers for each of the 32 issues, how they will plan to respond to each issue, should it arise. 

Invest in the Family Ministry User Manual, is a guide in how to start a faith based ministry for families members who are on a journey with substance use disorders. The Family Solution Finder 32 Learning Seminars are used in each meeting, plus The Substance Use Disorder Journey, It's Time to Get Organized workbook, and SP~ARK's Program for faith development and application to the family journey. 


Four Levels of Family Solution Finder Learning Centers

Level One

In this level, the organization or person distributes The Pathfinder Certificate of Completion Seminar to both the Families and the local community

Learn More: Download the Level One  Instruction PDF

Level Two

In this level, the organization or person provides on site presentations of the Family Solution Finder Learning Seminars with Study Guidebook and Workbook. Also includes Level I

Learn More: Download the Level Two Instruction PDF

Level Three

In this level the organization or person provides presentations at the location of other organizations using the Pathfinder Certifidcate of Completion of a selection from The Family Solution FInder 32 Learning Seminars.  Also includes Levels I , II

Learn More: Download the Level Three PDF

Level Four

In this level the organization or person provides the "Invest In the Family Ministry" set up assistance to local churches and places of faith practices. Also includes Levels I, I, III. 

Learn More: Download the Level Four Instruction PDF

F.A.Q.'s

1. What is a Family Solution Finder Learning Center?  This is a center where an individual or organizations provides a place for families to learn about their journey with substance use disorders. It provides education about 32 of the most likely issues a family will have to address while on this journey. 


2. What materials are provided for a Family Solution Finder Learning Center?  The family member purchases the Family Solution Finder Learning Seminars Study Guidebook and Workbook.  On our website are downloadable documents for the presenter to use in their seminar which include; Power Point Presentation w/audio for each slide, Extended Learning Video Links, Practical Exercise and WorkSheet PDF's, the Family Best Practice and Plan of Action Worksheet PDF. It also includes the meetings monthly agenda.   Everything you need to run a family solution finder learning seminar is included.


3. How do I get Started? Go to the Family Solution Finder Learning Center, registration tab and sign up. there is no fee to register.


4. What is the cost to start a Family Solution Finder Learning Center/  There is no cost to the organization of individual for starting a Family Solution Finder Learning Center. However, the attendee's will need to purchase their own Study Guidebook and Workbook. 


5. What is the Pathfinder Certificate or Completion Seminar?  This book is used to educate the person or organizations staff as to the journey of a family dealing with substance use disorders. It is an excellent marketing tool for an organization seeking to support their referral channel.  The book is a selection of 12 essential issues a family takes as their core competency. These 12 issues are taken from the 32 issues found in the Family Solution Finder Learning Seminars. At the end, the person can request a certificate of completion with their name on the certificate from Families Impacted by Opioids.   This book can also be given to the family members and is fully supported with seminar materials for a present to provide learning sessions. 


6. What is a Family Best Practices and Plan of Action? This is a standard process for completing the learning and applying what is presented to the family member into the worksheets and plan of action format that directs a family what to do with the knowledge they have gained. 


7. What is an "Invest in the Family MInistry"?  This is a turn-key program for a church or place of faith practice to set up a ministry for families on a journey with substance use disorder who are within their church congregation. This is not a support group, but rather a learning and development ministry. The Family Solution Finder Learning Seminars are used in their meetings, also the SPARK's Program is included to help the family member develop their spiritual faith practice and the Member Organizing Resource Evaluation Program (M.O.R.E.) model is used.  This is a local community referral resources list to help the family find the right level of support. 




Get Educated: The Family Solution Finder Study Guide & Workbook

In the family Solution Finder Workbook the family member will be asked to take the information provided in the study guide book and apply to the current life of the family.  The average seminar duration is 1.5hrs. This includes work sessions and video learning. It is here where the family member gets a real world understanding of the information that is provided. 


This work session also contributes to the Family Plan of Action and provides valuable capacity to include others who support the family. 


The Family Solution Finder "Study Guide" Table of Contents


INTRODUCTION: ………………………….…………………............…1


Phase I. It’s About the Family Dynamic……………………....… 5

The family is a system ………………………….………….…........…8

Different roles of the family members ……….………..…..….10

Childhood Trauma .................................................................11

Different types of family therapy…………...……………….......12

The four primary support structures for a family……….…18


Phase II. Get Educated About the disease…......……………..25

Getting a diagnosis…………………………………….………..........32

Substance Use Disorder is a brain disease …………………..40

The disease progresses in stages ……...………………………//43

Relapse is a part of this bran disease journey …….......…..50


Phase III. Get Organized…..…..…….………………………....… 55

12 key issues a family faces in Substance Use Disorder….64

The obstacles a family faces in this journey…………..…....70

Using the Family Transformation Response Model (F.T.R.)..…..75

Family Decision Making model ……….…………………….….86


Phase IV. Create A Family Plan of Action ……...…….…....105

Elements of a Family Plan of Action ………………………....132

Roles and responsibilities in the family plan of action .155

Getting Networked, in advance …………………………..…..182


Appendix(s)……………………………………………………........205

Suicide Prevention ….……………………..……….. …….…....206

Wealth Management in Substance Use Disorder……....235

Foster Care Services in Substance Use Disorder ……..250

NARCAN ……………………………………….….…………...........265

Peer to Peer Services ………………………………….…..…… 276



The Family Solution FInder Learning Centers Level I, Distribution 

Distribution Only Level I: To distribute the Family Solution Finder Learning Seminar Study Guide Book and Workbook will be distributed. Includes option to distribute The Pathfinder Certificate of Completion Seminars to organizations within your community.

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The Family Solution Finder Learning Centers II, Distribution and Seminar Presenter

Distribution and Seminar Presenter Level II:  Both The Family Solution Finder Learning Seminars books and/or The Pathfinder Certificate of Completion Seminar book will be distributed and seminars provided.

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The Family Solution Finder Learning Centers III, Distribution, Seminar Presenter, and Community Family Education Resource.

Part III. you will learn about the disease obstacles and how to break them down into achievable parts, the 12 key issues you will likely experience, what to do about them and how to use two critical survival tools: 1. the Family Transformational Response Model and 2. The Family Decision Making Model. 

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Get Networked

BUilding a support network is achievable because the family now knows what is likely to happen in the future. Also, this step creates for a stronger family plan where each member can take a role is setting up that category of services. Family Coordination Resource Network,  See the M.O.R.E. Program Seminar "Getting Neworked in Advance".

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The Learning Videos

For the purpose of access we have chosen the strongest video contact by professional presenter on www.yourtube.com .  Therefore, the attendee will need access to the internet in order to view these selected presentations.   Each seminar has a relevant video to expand the learning of that subject category. 

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Self Administrated or with a Group

Each seminar can be self administered, by buying the Study Guide, Workbook and access to the internet the family member will have all that is needed to present these courses. No prior knowledge of the jopic is required. The books include what is needed to follow along and learn. 

The same is true for a person seeking to present these seminars in a group setting. All they need is for the attendee's to have a Study Guide and Workbook. The presenter then asks the attendees to read the material and then watch the video. The Workbook includes  open topics for groups discussions. 

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