Berks Counseling Center will offer a presentation about the CRAFT program on Monday, August 19th at 6 PM at the Wyomissing Public Library.
Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT) is a family education program. In this program, concerned significant others (CSOs) are seen as crucial collaborators in the treatment of substance abuse. The CRAFT approach specifically focuses on the fact that family, partner or friend, can play a significant role in effecting change in the substance abuser’s behavior.
There is significant evidence that individuals with substance abuse problems choose to seek treatment due to the direct influence of concerned significant others. A second focus of CRAFT is to improve the psycho-social functioning, relationships, and physical functioning of the CSOs themselves, a goal in which CRAFT has repeatedly demonstrated effectiveness. Behavioral therapist Dan Pfost will explain how the program works and what happens when participants meet every week for seven weeks using an approach that benefits all involved.
The program is free and open to the public. Registration is requested, and may be done online at www.wyopublib.org, or by calling 610-374-2385, or at the circulation desk.