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Supporting Fathers in Recovery--The Strong Dads Make Strong Kids Program

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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 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.

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.

The webinar presenters have extensive knowledge in developing and implementing peer recovery support services and lived experience in peer recovery programs:

  • Haley McCary, MPH, Project Manager, Altarum’s Center for Behavioral Health
  • Amy Ferguson, Barton County Community Resource Coordinator, Barton County (KS) Health Department
  • Jerome Marquez, Healthy Dads and Healthy Moms Coordinator for Douglas County
  • Oz Usoro, Fatherhood Initiative Champion
  • Kirk Jackson, Fatherhood Initiative Graduate

Date Created: March 29, 2021