Incorporating the Family into Treatment and Recovery, Part 5: Celebrating Families!™ - Nurturing Family Resiliency and Healing 

A Live, Interactive Webinar

As of January 2023, registration and CE quiz and Certificate access for the NAADAC Specialty Online Training Series are available in the NAADAC Education Center. Click here to learn about the NAADAC Education Center.

Friday, June 2, 2023 @ 12:00-1:30pm ET (11CT/10MT/9PT)

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Celebrating Families!™ (CF!) is a multi-family, trauma-sensitive, strength-based program. CF! was developed specifically for families dealing with or at high risk for substance use disorders, multi-generational trauma, physical and mental health challenges, cognitive deficits due to trauma, genetics, OR in-utero exposure, and safety regarding child abuse, neglect, and family violence. CF! addresses these needs through building healthy living skills and educational peer support. It serves the whole family, including children zero to 18 years old, parents with addiction, the non-using parent, and children's caregivers or foster parents. Participants will learn about the distinctives and adaptions for Hispanic families and Native American communities. This webinar will also review the materials, training, and technical support available.


Toni Welch Torres, LAADC, is a Licensed Drug and Alcohol Co-Occurring Clinician in California. She has worked for over 32 years in the field of addiction and mental health, with a focus on youth and families. Currently, she manages the Addiction Prevention Services Department in San Jose, the largest mental health agency in California, and is responsible for program development, grant writing, and supervising a staff of 25+ who provide school-based services, Celebrating Families!™ (CF!) and Celebrando Familias!™ Torres has been a NACoA CF! national trainer and part of the CF! development team for over 15 years. She has contributed to the development of the CF! O-3 supplement, CF! online implementation materials, and the training program for group leaders and the training of trainer program, both online and in-person models.

Mary Beth Collins brings over 30 years of communications experience, 14 years of professional experience in nonprofit leadership, and a lifetime of experience as a child impacted by parental alcoholism to her role as the Director of Programs for the National Association for Children of Addiction - NACoA.  She is committed to raising awareness about the impact of chronic stress on the family brought on by addiction and its related impact on health. She provides strategies for family healing through trainings and community education. In addition, she creates materials, manages social media channels and advocacy campaigns, and provides support for national children’s programs for communities: Celebrating Families!™, NACoA's Children’s Program Kit, and the international awareness campaign COA Awareness Week.

Learning Objectives

  • Participants will be able to describe two ways in which Celebrating Families!™ is trauma-informed and benefits families in early recovery.
  • Participants will be able to summarize how Celebrating Families!™ supports positive intergenerational family change, strengthening individual capacity, and parenting skills.
  • Participants will be able to name four outcomes that help drug courts successfully address the needs of the children. 
Content Level


  • Beginning level courses introduce learners to a content area; include information about a condition, treatment method, or issue; and involve learning and comprehending content.

Polls and Q&A.


Receive 1.5 CEs for $25.

Earn 1.5 Continuing Education Hours (CEs)

A Certificate of Completion for 1.5 CEs is available by participating in this specialty online training and passing an online CE quiz. Those who successfully complete the full series and pass all six CE quizzes for this six-part series will be eligible to apply for the Certificate of Incorporating the Family into Treatment and Recovery.

  1. Upon completing the webinar, you will have access to the CE quiz within the course you are taking. Find the CE quiz in the NAADAC Education Center and click on it.
  2. A score of 80% or higher is required to pass the CE quiz and access your CE certificate. You have 10 opportunities to pass the quiz. If you are unable to pass the quiz in the allocated number of tries, then you must retake the course.
  3. Upon passing the CE quiz, you will be required to complete the survey evaluation for the course. Once that is completed, your CE certificate will be immediately available to download in your account in the NAADAC Education Center. All certificates will be stored in the NAADAC Education Center under your profile name. Click here for detailed step-by-step instructions for accessing your CE quiz and downloading your CE certificate.

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This webinar is eligible for ASWB ACE CE hours. Click here for NAADAC Social Worker certificate instructions.

This course meets the qualifications for one and a half (1.5) hour(s) of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

Who Should Attend

Addiction professionals, employee assistance professionals, social workers, mental health counselors, professional counselors, psychologists, and other helping professionals that are interested in learning about addiction-related matters. 


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