Celebrating Families

Celebrating Families

Recovery begins around the dinner table in the Celebrating Families!™ program!

CF! is a parenting skills training program designed for families in which one or both parents or primary caregivers are in early stages of recovery from substance-use and in which there is a high risk for domestic violence and/or child abuse. CF! provides weekly instruction, during sixteen sessions, focusing on a healthy lifestyle free from drugs and alcohol.

2017 CF! sessions will be announced soon. 

The Program's three primary goals are:

• Break the cycle of substance abuse and dependency within families
• Decrease substance-use and reduce substance-use relapse
• Facilitate successful family reunification

Each CF! session begins with a healthy, family meal as an essential element that helps the participating families relax and sets the tone for the important education and healing work that follows. After the family dinner, parents and their children, ages 3 and up*, participate in separate 90-minute instructional group sessions devoted to a particular theme. The groups then reunite for a 30-minute activity to practice what has been presented and learned and to receive feedback on their performance.

For more information about Celebrating Families, please contact 615-255-5222 ext. 140 or email us at jhartung@renewalhouse.org .  

*Children under the age of 3 are provided free childcare during group sessions. 

The meal at the beginning of each CF! program is prepared and served by volunteers. If interested in signing up your group of 4-8 individuals, please contact Caitlin O'Leary, Development and Events Coordinator, at coleary@renewalhouse.org.