Citizens Attacking Addiction is here for families, churches, businesses/employers, and the Louisville community at large who have been impacted by the scourge of addiction. We understand what it’s like to feel overwhelmed and to ask questions… “What do I do?” “How do I find help?” “What is my next step?” “How do I navigate the system?”
Families are the primary stakeholders impacted by the scourge of addiction and are often overwhelmed as they try to navigate the system of addiction. CAA understands your challenge, and we are here to walk alongside you on your journey through support and education.
The opioid crisis is ravaging the Louisville community affecting families in our churches.
Churches have been impacted, from spouses dying, to siblings grieving the death of their brothers and sisters, to grandparents, cousins, aunts, and uncles anguished at their grave loss, to babies being born dependent on opioids, to children being placed within the foster care system, to kids often called “opioid orphans” losing their parents, to parents burying their children.
CAA can train and equip church leaders to offer compassionate ministry for those devastated by addiction, equip church members with ongoing parent education, and offer resource tools and seminars to educate congregations on outreach.
Your company invests in developing employee assistance programs and providing resources that improve the lives of your employees. Finding the right organizations and resources to support your endeavors can be a challenge. The variety of topics, needs or opportunities are as complex as the diversity of your employee audience. But there is one area where we are all equally invested and could use support and guidance: employees whose families have been impacted by addiction.
Your company can bring a program to them that can help alleviate stress, decrease absenteeism, and improve productivity. Our trainings are designed to assist working parents to connect with a family/parent addiction coach, understand how to file Casey’s Law, how to locate a family support group, finding hope in prevention, how to be trained in naloxone, how to navigate the system/understand treatment options, how to find kinship care resources, and understand the addicted brain. It’s a win-win for everyone.
This is a Kentucky Law for involuntary treatment. This law allows parents, relatives, and/or friends to petition the court for treatment on behalf of the person who is substance use impaired. This act provides a means of intervening with someone who is unable to recognize his or her need for treatment due to their impairment. An overview of the law will be provided including the general step by step procedure on how to file in Jefferson County and with the courts.
Navigating the system of addiction can be an overwhelming task for families seeking help for their loved one. CAA provides training on understanding the various types of help available. Discussion in this session focuses on the difference between treatment options: Detoxification, rehabilitation, recovery, Medicated Assisted Treatment options, sober houses, halfway houses. intensive outpatient services, intensive inpatient recovery centers, partial hospitalization, social model peer recovery homes, faith-based centers, and licensed treatment facilities in the state are a few of the brief topics covered.
Naloxone access and training are critical in reversing an opioid overdose.
CAA is all about using every tool in the toolbox when facing the scourge of addiction. The medication counteracts life-threatening depression of the central nervous system and respiratory system, allowing an overdose victim to breathe normally.
The state of Kentucky has a law which allows anyone to carry and administer in a suspected opioid overdose. And, it is simple to use.
By reversing overdoses and saving lives, naloxone gives those with substance use disorder another opportunity to access and contemplate recovery help.
Rarely do we hear the words “Addiction is preventable”, but the good news is it’s true! Learn how Operation Parent, a CAA collaborating partner, is providing families across the country with the ongoing education, support and hope they need to raise healthy, drug-free young adults. Ninety percent of all addiction occurs during the teen and preteen years. Parents are the number one influence in the life of their children. Operation Parent offers unique resources that help parents step boldly into their God-given role and become socially informed and equipped when their kiddos need them the most.
Understanding the physiological components of the brain’s reward system will be discussed as we examine the neurotransmitter “dopamine” and its effect on the brain. Addiction exerts a long and powerful influence on the brain that manifests in three distinct ways: craving for the object of addiction, loss of control over its use, and continuing involvement with it despite adverse consequences.
During this training participants will receive various resources to guide grandparents, other relatives, advocates, and professionals step-by-step in raising children in kinship care. Navigating the world of kinship care can be challenging with various unforeseen health, financial, nutritional, educational, behavioral, and legal issues. Our hope is to ease the strain of kinship caregivers and provide community resources that can improve quality of care and family outcomes. The presentation will review kinship care resources and supports available to families including: key documents, KCHIP, K-TAP, Child Care Assistance, Kentucky relative financial supports, nutrition, education, self-care and emotional needs, navigating the legal system, and ways to find and create local resources in your community, such as support groups.