Positive Practice Partnership - Developing Excellence in Family Recovery

CRAFT training courses

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CRAFT is an evidence-based, high-impact and cost effective motivational programme for carers and family members.

The broad aims of the programme are to:

  • Decrease substance use
  • Increase family functioning
  • Encourage loved ones into treatment

Statistics from our parent charity PROPS, which runs commissioned services in Newcastle and North Tyneside, show that out of 350 carers using the Newcastle service in 2013-14:

  • 94 per cent reported an increase in trust towards the service user
  • 100 per cent reported a decrease in conflict between themselves and the service user
  • 100 per cent reported improvements in communication within the family

Positive Practice has trained almost 500 practitioners in CRAFT including staff from Lifeline, Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol and Drugs (SFAD), ADS (Addiction Dependency Solutions), Derbyshire Alcohol Advisory Service and North Lincolnshire Substance Misuse Services.

On the two-day course, family workers are shown how to help concerned significant others:

  • Improve communication with the substance user
  • Decrease stress
  • Encourage the substance user into treatment and recovery

Workers will be able to gain a solid working knowledge of CRAFT and learn how to apply it effectively in their day-to-day work. 

The multi-service courses cost £299 per attendeePositive Practice also delivers in-house ACRA training at clients' premises with discounted pricing for more than 10 trainees. 

For further information email [email protected]  or ring 0773 871 8253.

After completing training, there is the option to proceed with accreditation through one-to-one or group supervision.

Future CRAFT multi-service course venue and dates:

Brunswick Methodist Church, Brunswick Place, Newcastle NE1 7BJ

Courses to be arranged from September onward

For an application form: email [email protected]

Helpline:  0773 871 8253