The Fatherhood Project: Parents in Recovery Training
With over 10 million Americans over age 12 misusing opioids in 2018, The Fatherhood Project at Mass General Hospital has developed Parents in Recovery Program, a group-based parenting skills program that enhances parents’ emotional engagement with their children to help fathers and mothers in recovery prevent relapse. This evidence-based program has been successful in Massachusetts and we now offer trainings around the country to guide others in its implementation. If you are interested in bringing the training to your organization, please contact us below.
Watch Parents in Recovery Training in Action
The video below demonstrates our content and especially, our process of involving group members in the learning process. We provide trainees with an immersive, interactive experience where they get to observe the curriculum in action. As the training progresses, participants share observations and learn specific skills and recommendations for using the curriculum in their own settings.
Involvement with children and employment have been shown to be the strongest forces in preventing relapse once in recovery. Our Parents in Recovery program is our contribution to helping prevent relapse once the process of recovery has begun.
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Did you know…
Morphine, fentanyl, oxycodone, hydrocodone and heroin all replicate pain-reducing properties of opium by increasing levels of dopamine in the brain producing feelings of euphoria. Over time, users of these medications build a tolerance to them and need larger doses, often dangerous, to achieve the same euphoric state. In 2017 in the US, there were more than 700,000 deaths from overdoses, 130 people died every day, and in 2018 over 2 million people suffer from Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) and another 16 million suffer from Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD). Parents in Recovery can help with all forms of Substance Use Disorder.