Building Resilient Parents and Families Who Struggle with SUD’s

Two-Day Training | March 20 & 21, 2018

Substance use and addiction exert a huge impact on the family and frequently brings a cluster of ACE (adverse childhood effects). This program explores what to look out for and how to be available to best help families and to support their parenting. On day two, practical applications and strategies for building skills will be demonstrated and experienced. The program will draw content from Celebrating Families, the Children’s Program Kit, and Strengthening Families, as well as from other programs.


This training is supported through a BJA COD Reentry Grant awarded to Cumberland County


Day One & Two | Betty J. Weymouth Conger, CPC, CAADC, LMSW, is a graduate of the University of Michigan, School of Social Work and for many years, coordinated Henry Ford Behavioral Health’s Maplegrove Children and Family Programs, in the Detroit, Michigan area. She is a licensed social worker, a certified prevention consultant as well as a certified advanced alcohol and other drug abuse counselor. Full bio here…

Day Two | Larry C. Williams, CEO, is the CEO Of Williams Training Consultants, LLC. As CEO, he provides staff development, youth and family enrichment trainings for a variety of schools, churches and companies across the country.  In addition to training for Celebrating Families!, Larry is an international trainer for the “Strengthening Families Parenting Program; with programs presently running in both the U.S. and Canada. Full bio here…


  • 14 contact hours for nurses.
    CCSME Provider Unit is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Northeast Multi-State Division (NE-MSD), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
    Accreditation status does not imply endorsement by ANCC, NE-MSD or CCSME Provider Unit.

  • 14 contact hours pending approval by the Maine Board of Alcohol and Drug Counselors.

  • 14 Category I contact hours for Psychologists are provided.
    CCSME is a pre-approved sponsor and provider of Professional Education Activities for Psychologists.

  • 14 contact hours for CHES.
    CCSME is a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc.

  • Certificate of attendance for 14 contact hours for social workers, licensed clinical professional counselors, and other professionals.

Certificates will be emailed to participants upon completion of an online course evaluation. No partial credit will be given.


Check-in will begin at 8:00 a.m. The program begins at 8:30 a.m.

Lunch is included. You are also welcome to bring in your own food and beverage. Please note that shellfish and pork are prohibited on the premises.

There is parking in the lot behind the Community Center. However, if it is full, kindly find a place to park your vehicle either on the surrounding side streets or across the street. Do NOT park in the Shaw’s parking lot or you will be towed.

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