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Understanding Connections Between Family First & Families Living with SUD (Virtual)
Tuesday, October 04, 2022, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM CDT
Category: Training

 This course will highlight the philosophical changes with the Family First Prevention Services Act (Family First) in relation to the impact on children and families at-risk for entry into the child welfare system. In Iowa, parental substance use is strongly correlated with young children involved in the child welfare system. Participants will learn about the impact of substance use on the family unit and learn the opportunities available to support families living with substance use disorders.

Location Info:

Greg Bellville - 
Greg Bellville is the Executive Director of Prevent Child Abuse Iowa. Prevent Child Abuse Iowa is a non-profit organization serving the entire state of Iowa through support of child abuse prevention effort. Prior to this position Greg spent over 10 years working various capacities in substance use disorder treatment and is a certified alcohol and drug counselor. Greg Received his bachelor’s degree in Psychology and his master’s degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology.

Registration will begin at 8:30AM. Training will begin promptly at 9:00AM. This training is scheduled until 12PM.

Please note: Priority seating is provided to staff working within one of the current DHS child welfare service contracts, including: Family Centered Services (FCS); Qualified Residential Treatment Program (QRTP) / Group Foster Care; Child Welfare Emergency Services (CWES): Aftercare Services; Supervised Apartment Living (SAL); Recruitment, Retention, Training and Support Services (RRTS); Parent Partners; Foster Care Youth Council. If you do not work within one of the current DHS child welfare services contract, you may be bumped from the course and placed on a wait list.

 If you have questions regarding seating for the training or if you are unable to participate for any reason, please contact Katie Henry ([email protected]).

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Contact: For more information contact Katie Henry, [email protected]