Centerstone and Coffee County Anti-Drug Coalition to Host Fourth Annual Building Strong Families Conference

Three-day event provides free trauma and substance abuse training to community clinicians

Nashville, TN—Centerstone, one of the nation’s leading not-for-profit providers of community-based mental health and addiction services, has partnered with the Coffee County Anti-Drug Coalition to host the fourth annual Building Strong Families Conference. The event, titled “Rooted in Recovery,” will be held September 9-11, 2013, at the Embassy Suites in Murfreesboro, Tenn. This event is free to the public. Single and multiple day registrations are available.

The Building Strong Families Conference brings together local, regional and national experts to address topics ranging from the effects of prenatal substance abuse on brain development, secondary trauma, suicide prevention, co-occurring disorders, clinician self-care to the role of ethics in healthcare.

Among the nationally-renowned session leaders are Dr. Kevin Reeder of Treatment Innovations in Mass. who will lead a special training and certification course for the evidence-based practice “Seeking Safety” and Dr. Ira Chasnoff from the Children’s Research Triangle in Chicago who will be sharing some of his research findings on prenatal drug use and its effects on newborns and children.

Other Sessions will be available on substance abuse, trauma interventions, dual diagnosis, motivational interviewing, brain development, suicide prevention, ethics, and self-care among other topics.

“Centerstone is proud to collaborate with the Coffee County Anti-Drug Coalition to offer the Building Strong Families conference and advance the treatment and prevention of trauma and substance abuse issues,” said Dr. Bob Vero, CEO of Centerstone of Tennessee. “Our goal is to equip attendees with practical information and evidenced-based practices they can use to better help their clients overcome treatment barriers and set them on the path to recovery.”

This three-day conference is funded by grants from the Administration of Children and Families, and admission and onsite lunch is free. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and Prevention Certification hours also will be provided at no cost. To register for one of 300 available spots available each day, visit: centerstone.org/events.

About Centerstone

Centerstone, a not-for-profit organization, has provided a wide range of mental health and addiction services to people of all ages for more than 55 years. Through more than 50 facilities and 160 partnership locations across Middle Tennessee, Centerstone serves 50,000 children, adolescents, adults and seniors each year. Centerstone is accredited by CARF International and a member organization of the National Football League’s NFL Life Line. For more information about Centerstone, please call 888-291-4357 or visit www.centerstone.org.