Dinner (precedes each session)
1: Orientation and Getting
9: Chemical Dependency Affects
the Whole Family
2: Healthy Living
Session 10: Goal Setting
11: Making Healthy Choices
12: Healthy Boundaries
5: Feelings and Defenses
13: Healthy Friendships and
6: Anger Management
14: How We Learn
7: Facts about Alcohol,
and Other Drugs
15: Our Uniqueness
Session 8: Chemical Dependency is a
Note: Sessions for 3 year olds and 4-7 year olds vary in topics
from those addressed with children, pre-adolesecent/adolesenct and
parents. Some topics are considered too mature for the 3-7 year
olds to comprehend.
Age Appropriate Groups
- Group Agreements
- Opening Activity
- Review (Acts of Kindness)
Insights for Living
- Teaching Content & Learning Activities
- Reflection (WOW) & Closing
Connecting with My Family
Each session of Celebrating Families!™ is fully scripted,
including role-plays, handouts, children's stories and activity
sheets. The curriculum incorporates addiction/recovery concepts
with healthy family and living skills. Celebrating Families!™
- Anger Management
- Expression of Feelings, Understanding defenses
- Refusal skills
- Choosing safe and trustworthy friends
- Problem Solving: Steps in making decisions, dreams
and goal setting.
- Identification of a safe person.
- Facts about alcohol, tobacco, prescription and
illegal drug use; addiction; brain chemistry.
- Facts about how chemical dependency affects families,
friends and relationships.
- Facts about domestic violence
- Recognition of the influence of media and advertising.
Facts about Domestic Violence.
- Learning differences and FASD
- Knowledge that we are part of something larger
than ourselves (Wonder of the World Moments).
Caring and empathy through acts
Self-Worth/Self Efficiency: recognizing and celebrating
each person's uniqueness.
Helping Others: acts of kindness.
WOW - Wonder of the World - learning and appreciating
that we are part of something larger than ourselves.
Affirmations: importance of one-on-one time with children,
telling children "I love you".
The parent curriculum specifically reinforces
and explains what clients learn in treatment and Twelve step
recovery programs. Its content includes basic concepts such
as the importance of spending one-on-one-time with children
and telling children "I love you".