Nurturing Families


An upcoming educational group aims to help pregnant and parenting women who are struggling with substance use disorder.

Project LINK will host “Nurturing Program for Families in Substance Abuse Treatment and Recovery,” beginning April 10. The group will meet Thursdays from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. at 600 Jackson Street in Fredericksburg. Lunch will be provided. Complimentary FRED bus tokens are available for women who need help with transportation.

Mothers impacted by substance abuse face unique challenges and obstacles. The Nurturing Program will help moms learn to overcome those issues.A hope tree created by participants of the Nurturing Program. This hand-drawn tree includes words about recovery.

The course features group lessons, parenting tips, and home visits. The program will help participants learn about how substance abuse affects parenting, boundaries, and relationships. It will offer methods for strengthening parenting bonds and coping with challenges. 

The Nurturing Program for Families in Substance Abuse Treatment and Recovery focuses on attachment, child development, parent-child relationships and recovery. The curriculum is included on SAMHSA’s National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices.

 

“Project LINK is here to help women, children and families whose lives have been impacted by substance abuse. It is exciting to see families grow stronger through participation in this program.”
~Glenda Knight, Project LINK manager 

 

Project LINK supports  pregnant and parenting women who have risk factors for substance abuse or personal histories of substance use disorders. Its mission is to link women to resources that enhance their physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing.

Project LINK conducts screenings at the health department maternity clinics and provides case management and home visiting services.

Project LINK is funded through the Federal Substance Abuse Block Grant. There is no cost to participate in the program.

To register for “Nurturing Program for Families in Substance Abuse Treatment and Recovery,” learn more about Project LINK or make a referral, call Knight at 540/891-3132 or gknight@rappahannockareacsb.org.

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