Education & Interactive Sessions for families with AOD users.
Stepping Forward delivers useful information and support and appeals to a wide audience. The emphasis is on straightforward language, reality based information and useful interaction.
There are currently 7 x 2 hour sessions on offer:
- Families Stages of Change
- Effective Communication
- Alcohol and Other Drugs Information
- Drug and Alcohol Treatment Options
- Setting Workable Boundaries
- Dealing with Conflict
- Families and Ice
There are seven core sessions on offer focusing on areas of challenge for families. The sessions can be presented alone or as part of a series (including one or more of the other sessions). Whichever format, sessions are designed so that the participants will take away something of value without having to attend other sessions.
Delivery, timing and group size
The sessions are delivered by way of a community education forum. There is virtually no limit as to the size of the audience. Each session is designed to run for two to two and a half hours.
Fitting in with other FDS services
Stepping Forward does not replace FDS's flagship support program – Stepping Stones. Stepping Forward is created in recognition that not all families can attend Stepping Stones' 27 hour format and not everyone will want the complexity and intensity of Stepping Stones. Some people simply will not attend groups.
It is hoped that some of the participants from Stepping Forward will go on to attend Stepping Stones. The rest of this document provides the agenda items for each of the four sessions. This is to provide general information regarding the sessions and the topics for delivery.