Thu, Feb 16|
The Arlington Common
Invitation to Change (ITC) Support Group - In-person and Virtual options
Virtual and in person! A community that welcomes the family and friends of those struggling with substance use issues.
Time & Location
Feb 16, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM EST
The Arlington Common, 3938 Vermont Rte 7a, Arlington, VT 05250, USA
About the event
This group is free and open to the public. Occurs every Thursday at 6pm starting February 16.
Text/Call/email Paula Shulman, facilitator, at 802-379-5117 or firstname.lastname@example.org to register or for more information.
What is the ITC?
A community that welcomes the family and friends of those struggling with substance use issues.
- Learn how to encourage change for you and your loved one, in a place of openess and support.
- The Invitation to Change Approach(ITC) is grounded in compassion, connection and the belief that you can do something to help your loved one.
- Here, connect with a supportive community and engage with tools and techniques to use in your daily life.
Topics from the ITC approach include:
How to understand your loved one’s behaviors.
What makes someone decide to change?
What if they don’t want to change?
tools for encouraging change.
Taking care of yourself on this journey.
How to stay connected when things are hard.
*The ITC was developed by Jeffrey Foote, PhD, Kenneth Carpenter, PhD and Carrie Wilkens, Phd who also parterned on their pionnering book Beyond Addiction. Their website is www.cmcffc.org. The ITC models brings together a number of evidence-based ideas and approaches with the goal of creating a model of “science and kindness”. With it’s “One size does not fit all” approach – it allows for diversity and inclusiviness. “It reaffirms that applying the familiy’s natural kindness and positive reinforcement, rather than withholding it, is what makes change possible “ – Tom Hedrick, Founding Member, The Partnership of Drugfree.org.
Location –Virtual and in Person at The Arlington Common 3938 Rt 7A – Arlington, VT 05250
Paula Shulman, LICSW – LADC, lives in Arlington, Vermont, raised her daughter there and runs a private practice in additon to working as the Evaluator for the Impaired Driver Rehabilitation program for Bennington County.