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Engaging Families in Substance Use Prevention, Treatment and Recovery Services



County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health, Substance Abuse Prevention and Control Program


UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs, Pacific Southwest Addiction Technology


Transfer Center and the African American Behavioral Health Center of Excellence


Presents a Special Training on:


Engaging Families in Substance Use Prevention, Treatment and Recovery Services


Friday, December 2, 2022; 10:00 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. PST


Featured Presenter:

Sue Badeau, National Family Support Technical Assistance Center



David Hindman, Ph.D, Branch Chief, Sage EHR Management Branch, Interim Chief, Clinical Standards & Training (CST) Unit, SAPC, LAC-DPH

Duy Tran, MPH, Program Manager, Youth Services Unit, SAPC

 Darlene Walker, PsyD, LAADC, Director, Options for Recovery

Nora A. O'Connor, LCSW, Director of Behavioral Health, Substance Abuse Programs, Wesley Health Centers & JWCH Institute, Inc.

Carolina Gabriel, MA APCC, Clinical Manager, LA CADA



“Nothing about me without me!” . . . the rallying cry of the family and youth engagement movement captures the challenge and opportunities presented when families are effectively engaged with agencies and systems. This inspirational session, told from the perspective of both a mother and a professional in the field, will outline a continuum of Family Engagement from interaction through engagement to partnership in SUD and MH treatment. Attention will be paid to building respectful and mutual relationships between families (including families of choice), providers and systems, as well as tapping into and sharing the expertise of parents, adults, children, and youth.


A panel discussion will follow this presentation, featuring representatives from SAPC’s Systems of Care Unit, SAPC’s specialty provider network with particular experience or focus on family engagement in youth and adult treatment agencies.


Objectives: At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify at least three (3) key elements of family engagement within a continuum of interaction, engagement, partnership.
  2. Formulate a broad vision for what family engagement can look and feel like within the context of SUD services and propose at least three (3) concrete strategies for implementing that vision.
  3. Specify at least three (3) communication strategies to help family members utilize their voice and choice as it relates to their own case needs and beyond.
  4. Distinguish at least three (3) cultural considerations and needs of special populations when engaging families experiencing substance use issues.


Continuing Education:

The training course meets the qualifications for the provision of three (3.0) continuing education credits/ contact hours (CEs/CEHs). UCLA ISAP is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs (Provider #64812). UCLA ISAP maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content. Course meets the qualifications for three (3.0) hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCS, and LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. UCLA ISAP is also an approved provider of continuing education for RADTs I/II, CADCs-CASs, CADCs I/II, CADCs-CSs, and LAADCs (CCAPP, #2N-00-445-1123), CATCs (ACCBC/CAADE, #CP40 872 C 0822), and CAODCs (CADTP,  #151).

CE credit will be awarded six-eight weeks after the virtual training. Partial credit will not be available for those participants who arrive late or leave early.


UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs (ISAP) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. UCLA ISAP maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the

California Medical Association (CMA) through the joint providership of UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs (ISAP) and SAPC. UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs (ISAP) is accredited by the CMA to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs (ISAP) designates this live virtual training course for a maximum of three (3.0) AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. The California Board of Registered Nursing recognizes that Continuing Medical Education (CME) is acceptable for meeting RN continuing education requirements as long as the course is certified for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM ( Nurses will receive a Certificate of Participation following this activity that may be used for license renewal. Continuing medical education will be awarded within 6-8 weeks following completion of the training.


Instructions for Filing a Grievance Concerning UCLA ISAP’s Continuing Education Program:

Please contact Dr. Thomas E. Freese, CE Program Administrator, in writing (UCLA ISAP, 10911 Weyburn Avenue, Suite 200, Los Angeles, CA 90024-2886) or by phone (310-267-5397). Alternately, you may contact Dr. Gloria Miele or Dr. James Peck, ISAP-affiliated doctoral-level psychologists responsible for program planning for the ISAP CE Program. Drs. Miele and Peck can be reached in writing at: 10911 Weyburn Avenue, Suite 200, Los Angeles, CA 90024-2886 or by phone at: 310-267-5888 (Miele) or 310-267-5346 (Peck).


Please contact Brandy Oeser at 310-267-5331 or via email at [email protected] if you have questions or concerns.

If you need a disability-related reasonable accommodation/alternative format for this event, please contact Brandy Oeser at (310) 267-5331 or via email at [email protected] by September 23, 2022.


This lecture series will be recorded.


Refund/Cancellation Policy: Notice of cancellation must be made at least 72 hours in advance of the training by emailing Brandy Oeser at [email protected]. You can also cancel directly via zoom.


Pre-registration is required and enrollment is limited to 1000 people. Registration will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.


You will receive a zoom confirmation if space has been reserved for you.

Starts: Dec. 2, 2022 10:00 am
Ends: Dec. 2, 2022 1:15 pm
Registration Deadline
December 2, 2022
Event Type
Webinar/Virtual Training
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