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Supporting Families through the Family Based Recovery Model: A Case Review

Yale Child Study Center Compassionate Care Grand Rounds

Session Description

For over a decade, the Child Study Center has provided an evidence-based program for parents with substance use disorders who are parenting a young child. The goal of the Family-Based Recovery Program (FBR) is to ensure that children develop optimally in substance-free, safe, and stable homes with their parent/s. The FBR model of treatment integrates attachment-based parent-child therapeutic approaches, motivational interviewing, principles from infant mental health, components of developmental guidance and reflective functioning, with trauma informed psychotherapy and case management services.

This Compassionate Care Rounds provides a case example of the FBR multidisciplinary approach to care, which emphasizes empathic engagement with parents who struggle with substance use disorders, co-morbid mental health conditions, and a trauma history. Learning objectives for this session are to:

  • Understand the unique treatment components provided through a novel home-based child mental health program for children who have a parent with substance use disorder.
  • Understand the challenges of providing coordinated care for parents who struggle with comorbid substance use and psychiatric conditions.
  • Learn about the importance of providers adopting an empathic recovery-resilience-trauma-informed lens in caring for parent-child dyads in which parents have struggled with substance use.

This will be a hybrid session, held live and in person from the Cohen Auditorium and simulcast via Zoom. This session will not be recorded.



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Grand Rounds
Feb 20246Tuesday