In January, with support from the Pennsylvania Family Support Alliance (PFSA), CVCA’s Norristown Family Center launched its “Families in Recovery” pilot program. This expansion’s goal was to strengthen parenting skills for Pennsylvanians recovering from substance use disorder (SUD). A generous grant from the Pennsylvania Office of Child Development and Early Learning Dept. of Human Services, enabled PFSA to offer the pilot at the Norristown Family Center. The 7-week program taught mothers and fathers how to balance the needs of their recovery while learning healthy coping and parenting skills. The selected family centers for this trial provided community-based supports and services to parents, children, and families. Classes were a success. The program used a strengths-based approach to help families overcome the challenges posed during their parent's recovery from addiction. Eight families received service, and three of those families enrolled in the SUD Parent as Teachers program located at the Norristown Family Center.
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