A Training for Service Providers

Addressing the Dilemma of Parenting While in Recovery from Substance Use Disorders and Trauma

Dates – Time – Location

  • Date: Wednesday, February 21, 2024
  • Time: 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM EST
  • Location: Online Training
  • Cost: $65 per person (discounted rate for five or more attendees)
  • CEUs: Approved for six MCBAP specific CEUs
  • CEUs: Approved for six ICB CEUs for Counselor I or II, Preventionist I or II, CARS I or II, CODP I or II, PCGC II, CCJP II,
    CAAP I, CRSS I or II, CVSS II, ATE, CPRS I or II, MAATP I or II, CFPP II, NCRS II
  • Contact: Anneshia Freeman at afreeman@anneshiaconsulting.com or 616-890-9387

Registration and Payments:

Training Criteria

This one-day training will equip service providers with information on how to assist parents who in recovery from substance use disorders and trauma. The training will expose aspects of parenting in recovery that are not often discussed in traditional parenting programs. The facilitator, Anneshia Freeman, is a person in long-term recovery (22 years) who has personal experience with parenting while recovering from SUDs and trauma. The training will include a panel discuss with three parents who will talk about the dilemmas they faced, while parenting in recovery from trauma and SUDs, that they figured out how to address by trial and error.

Training Objectives:

Participants will be able to: ■ Define the Parenting Dilemma. ■ Describe the dilemma of parenting while in recovery from SUDs and trauma. ■ Define Erik Erikson’s Ages and Stages of Psychosocial Development. ■ Define the Parenting Styles and the impact. ■ Identify the impact of parenting out of guilt and shame. ■ Describe the process of healing from a trauma-based belief system and SUDs simultaneously. ■ Describe how to support parents who are in recovery from SUDs and trauma.

About the Program Director and Training Facilitator: 

Anneshia Freeman is the creator and Director of a copyrighted, trademarked, cognitive restructuring and resocialization program entitled, The Lies That Bind®. The program is based on the work of several experts in the fields of neuroscience and psychology as well as the results of a 15-year participant/observation, exploratory, ethnographic research project of several inner-city subcultures. Anneshia was employed at Arbor Circle Corporation from 2005 to 2012 where she trained nine MSW therapists in her program methodology. The methodology was piloted within the Mission Inn program for five years. The Mission Inn program assists women with children under the age of five in stopping the generational cycles of drug addiction and poverty in their families. Anneshia Freeman provided cognitive restructuring and resocialization program services for Drug Court and Sobriety Court clients from December 2003 – February of 2015 providing SUD treatment to people from various cultures. The Lies That Bind® continued being utilized by 61st District Court programs, facilitated by a counselor trained and certified to use the model, until he retired in 2020. Anneshia developed an adolescent version of The Lies That Bind® Program that has been utilized by Central City Weed and Seed, The Hispanic Center, Urban Family Ministries, Kent County Juvenile Detention Center, Arbor Circle’s Homeless Youth program, Habitat’s YouthBuild program, Youth Opportunity Program in Toledo, Ohio, and Michigan Youth Challenge Academy. Ms. Freeman worked as a therapist at Flint Odyssey House for 2.5 years providing SUD treatment in a residential setting to people from various cultures. Anneshia Freeman is a highly rated motivational speaker and trainer for various sectors of the human service industry. Anneshia Freeman is a published author and in 2012 established her own consulting firm known as, “Anneshia Freeman and Associates Consulting Services, LLC.”

Course Fee
This training will be held online via Zoom. The fee for this training is $65.00 per person. Approved for six MCBAP specific CEUs. Approved for six ICB CEUS for Counselor I or II, Preventionist I or II, CARS I or II, CODP I or II, PCGC II, CCJP II, CAAP I, CRSS I or II, CVSS II, CPRS I or II, MAATP I or II, CFPP I or II, NCRS II.

Single or Multiple Registration:

There is a drop-down payment menu that allows you to pay for one or multiple registrations.

  • 1 Person = $65
  • 2 People = $130
  • 3 People = $195
  • 4 People = $260

Register and Pay Online: Click here for Registration