We Help the Helpers

Tools for the Journey: Working with Children from Addicted Homes

  • 05/31/2018
  • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Betty Ford Center, 14001 E Iliff Ave #120, Aurora, CO 80014
  • 13


  • Normally $80, this special rate is due to generous scholarship funding from the Colorado Respite Coalition and Easterseals Colorado.
  • Normally $80, this special rate is due to generous scholarship funding from the Colorado Respite Coalition and Easterseals Colorado.
  • Normally $125, this special rate is due to generous scholarship funding from the Colorado Respite Coalition and Easterseals Colorado.

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After attending this workshop, human services professionals will better understand the specific issues faced by adults who have grown up with drug and alcohol addiction and children still living in a home that is facing these issues. We will focus on how children are affected and different tools professionals can use to help these kids and their families. We will explore the healing journey for children and their families. Using the Betty Ford Center Model, participants will learn effective strategies to make a difference in the lives of children and adults; understand our unique prevention model; and explore new tools for working with children, parents and families. Come fill your “tool box” with activities, games and techniques that really work!

Evidence-Based Learning Objectives

  • After completing this workshop participants will successfully be able to:
  • describe three ways children are adversely impacted by family addiction;
  • list the core characteristics of resiliency;
  • demonstrate two activities which engage these youth in the healing process;
  • state three important messages for children from addicted families to hear to further their recovery.

Presenters: Lindsey Chadwick and Kassidy Wille of Betty Ford Center 

Lindsey Chadwick, MA, LPCC, Children's Counselor -- Lindsey has worked for the Betty Ford Center Children’s Program in Aurora, Colorado since 2008. She completed her master’s degree in Couple and Family Therapy at the University of Colorado Denver in 2013 and is working toward licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor. Lindsey has experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families in both individual and group settings.

Kassidy Wille was born and raised in Colorado and completed her BA in English at the University of Northern Colorado. Directly after college, she worked with teenage girls rescued from human trafficking, finding her passion in helping others. She then found herself at Mount Saint Vincent, working with kids who had experienced severe trauma. In her work there, she was trained in NMT (Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics) and Therapeutic Crisis Intervention, and learned quickly the intensity of the behaviors stemming from trauma. Kassidy has now been with the Betty Ford Children’s Program since 2016 and loves having the opportunity to work with amazing families in recovery. Kassidy’s future plans include pursuing a Master’s Degree in Social Work in Fall 2018.

Our Co-Sponsors


Hazeldon Betty Ford Foundation Founded in 1949 at a Minnesota lakeside farmhouse, Hazelden grew into one of the world's largest and most respected private not-for-profit alcohol and drug addiction treatment providers, paving the way for its 2014 merger with the Betty Ford Center.

Colorado Respite Coalition and Easterseals Colorado The Colorado Respite Coalition is an allied network of families, agencies and community partners working to strengthen and support professional and family caregivers of individuals with any special health care needs, throughout the state. The CRC is housed at Easterseals Colorado, one of Colorado’s oldest nonprofits serving people with disabilities and other special needs through employment services, activity camps, stroke rehabilitation, community-based programs and more. 

Eligible for 6 CEUs

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