Recently, peer recovery support services have become an integral part of the continuum of care to address opioid and stimulant misuse. Peer recovery support services provide individuals living with substance use disorder (SUD) with emotional, informational, and social support for their health, wellness, and recovery. The Strong Dads Make Strong Kids program in Barton County, Kansas, was developed to provide peer recovery and social support specifically to fathers entering their recovery journey.
The Barton County Health Department understands the vital role fathers play in their children's growth and development. We also recognize the importance and role that lived experience contributes when fathers are empowered to educate and train other fathers recovering from substance use disorder. Providing parenting skills, as well as education on child development, ACEs, and trauma, empowers fathers to engage in a meaningful way.
During this webinar, attendees will learn how to create similar programs in their communities and obtain training materials for participants in the initiative. Graduates of the program will provide testimonials of the impact Strong Dads Make Strong Kids program has had on their lives.
Our presenters have extensive knowledge in developing and implementing peer recovery support services and lived experience in peer recovery programs.