What do you practice today that you learned in CF!
Celebrating Families! ™ helps families recover from addiction and live a safe, healthy and happy life. It is an evidence based program shown by evaluators to strengthen recovery, improve family re-unification and increase healthy living skills for families impacted by addiction and abuse. It is the only program listed on the federal National Registry of Effective Programs and Practices that engages all family members and addresses addiction, recovery and living skills in every session. The program is also available in Spanish, ¡Celebrando Familias!.
Celebrating Families!™ is a multi-family, strength-based, trauma-informed, skills building program serving the whole family: children, their parents, and caregivers. CF! impacts families in three ways: (1) It decreases risks of children’s future addiction and child abuse - breaking the family cycles of addiction and related violent lifestyles; (2) It gives addicted parents needed skills to stay sober, to begin to heal, and to build healthy, non-violent relationships with their children; (3) It increases awareness of the correlation between abuse and addiction. Long term program outcomes are to
1. Decrease rates of future addiction of children
2. Increase long-term mental, physical, and spiritual health of youth and families
3. Increase parental rates of recovery
4. Successfully reunify families, when appropriate.
CF!’s Goal is to build a healthy environment in families suffering from addiction and related abuse and violence, so children can be safe and healthy (physically, mentally, and emotionally) by enhancing parent-child relationships and attachment. Evaluation outcomes show significant positive results, with very large effect sizes in parenting skills, family dynamics, and children’s mental health:
*“These are significant positive results with large effect sizes. To put these effect sizes into perspective, the best social skills training prevention programs is about .30.” (LutraGroup 2007)