The Conversation Guide for Professionals on Substance Use, Children & Families

For Colorado Professionals

Join the Conversation

The Conversation Guide for Professionals on Substance Use, Children, & Families is a tool that provides ideas and resources to help family services professionals to use strengths-based conversations when working with families.  It focuses on helping professionals to address substance use, safe storage of substances, safe and engaged caregiving, and Protective Factors that promote child and family well-being.

Training Features

  • 4-hour virtual training
  • Free training and materials for Colorado professionals
  • Learn how to use the Conversation Guide when talking with families about substance use.
  • Explore stigma, bias, boundaries, screening tools, and resource/referral options.

After the Training

Upon completion of the Conversation Guide training, you will receive:

  • The Conversation Guide for Professionals on Substance Use, Children, & Families as a reference resource.
  • Locking safe-storage bags.
  • Trifold brochures in English & Spanish for distribution to families.
  • Ongoing consultation and support from Illuminate Colorado.

Upcoming Trainings

These Smart Choices Safe Kids trainings are for non-Head Start family services professionals in Colorado only. If you are Head Start staff, register for a Head Start-specific training.

April 2024

202425Apr8:30 am12:30 pmThe Conversation Guide for Professionals on Substance Use, Children & Families Training8:30 am - 12:30 pm(GMT-06:00) View in my timeVirtual Event19 Guests are attending6 Spots remaining

May 2024

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June 2024

202406Jun8:30 am12:30 pmThe Conversation Guide for Professionals on Substance Use, Children & Families Training8:30 am - 12:30 pm(GMT-06:00) View in my timeVirtual Event3 Guests are attending22 Spots remaining

Supplemental Simulation Training

These trainings are only for family services professionals in Colorado who have already taken the Conversation Guide training. If you are Head Start staff, register for a Head Start-specific training.

June 2024

202425Jun9:00 am12:00 pmSupplemental Simulation Training - Conversation Guide for Professionals9:00 am - 12:00 pm(GMT-06:00) View in my timeBe the first to RSVP16 Spots remaining

202425Jun1:00 pm4:00 pmSupplemental Simulation Training - Conversation Guide for Professionals1:00 pm - 4:00 pm(GMT-06:00) View in my timeBe the first to RSVP16 Spots remaining

Questions?

Contact Jason Read, Senior Education Program Manager

jread@illuminatecolorado.org

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