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Kinship Live Virtual Webinar Training- “Trauma Series: Substance Use Effects On Children And Family Members”

June 13, 2023 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm EDT

Substance Use is an ongoing issue, impacting everyone in the family. From children to adults, coping with the substance use of a family member can have lasting effects including emotional, psychological, financial, medical health challenges to name a few. These challenges can lead to increased stress for family members which then leads to a reduced overall quality of life; however, there are ways to empower caregivers to establish boundaries for their families. Join us for this insightful webinar as we look at strategies that allow caregivers to learn strategies for improved care for yourself and your family, while offering support to your loved one.

About the Trainer:

Dr. Tess Smith-Thomas is a pediatric psychology post-doctoral scholar at the University of Kentucky and Kentucky Children’s Hospital. She earned her PhD in Clinical Psychology at the University of Kentucky, where she gained extensive experience supporting children with behavioral challenges. Currently, Dr. Smith-Thomas provides clinical care to children and families experiencing medical trauma or other difficulty adjusting to an injury or illness.

Please note: Although this LIVE webinar is designed to be an informative, educational, and helpful resource for kinship families caring for relative or fictive kin children, anyone is welcome to attend including foster parents, professionals, students, or community members.

It is our hope that by participating in this LIVE webinar, attendees will receive educational and helpful information. However, it is important to note that this webinar is not approved for foster parent training credit or CEU’s as attendance is not monitored during the webinar event.