Children of the Opioid & Addiction Epidemic~~12:45 pm-4 pm
Registration 12:30 pm-12:45 pm
3 CEU’s-Counselors and Social Workers (provider #RCS040502) $60
When an individual experiences opiate addiction, their entire family is impacted. Children, in particular, face unique challenges including mental health, emotional, behavioral, and academic consequences. Be-cause of the life and death nature of the parents’ addiction, the lives of their children can be very chaotic and disrupted. This program will provide an overview of the risks and consequences for these chil-dren. Attendees will also learn counseling strategies for empowering and providing support to children whose parents experience opiate addiction and creative counseling techniques to facilitate building rap-port, trust and growth to children whose parents experience opiate addiction.
Participants will be able to:
1. Understand and describe the prevalence of the problem.
2. Identify and describe the risks for children with prenatal exposure to opiates.
3. Understand how child development can be negatively impacted when a parent experiences opiate addiction.
4. Understand & describe the family environments and risks for children within family environments when a parent experi-ences opiate addiction.
5. Describe counseling strategies for empowering and providing support to children whose parents experience opiate addic-tion and introduce creative counseling techniques to facilitate building rapport, trust and growth.
Presented by: Linda Waters, LPCC, LICDC-CS & Rose Catriona Malcolm, LPC
-Linda is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor – Clinical Su-pervisor and a Licensed Professional School Counselor in the State of Ohio. Linda earned a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from the University of Toledo and a Master of Arts in counseling from Bowling Green State University. Linda is currently a doctoral student at the University of Toledo in the Counselor Education Program.
Linda owns and operates Professional Counseling Solutions LLC in Sandusky, Ohio. In addition to her private counseling practice, Linda has experience working in community mental health, substance use disorder treatment, and advocating for victims of sexual crimes.
-Rose graduated Summa cum Laude with a BA in Psychology from the Univ. of Akron. She attended John Carroll University for an MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Her areas of expertise include trauma, grief, substance abuse and severe mental health disorders. She has worked with all age groups but has spent time working with teens aged 12-19 and young adults. She is currently a doctoral student and graduate assistant at UT in the Counseling Education program.