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Community Reinforcement and Family Training Program

November 2, 2022
Wellness & Wisdom Blog

Welcome to the Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT) Program! This free online/phone series is open to everyone and will explore the CRAFT model, communication, harm reduction, and family self-care topics. The series begins on Wednesday, November 16 and runs every Wednesday until January 4, 2023. Each topic runs from noon – 1 p.m. and is covered twice so individuals can pick the date that works best for them. Groups are hosted via Microsoft Teams, which you can join by computer or phone.

To join by computer or tablet, follow this link. *

*please note, you may need to download the Microsoft Teams app before joining.

To join by phone, call 872-239-8104 and enter conference ID 370127704#

Program Schedule

Introduction to CRAFT Program

Learn the three major goals of the CRAFT program: (1) help your loved ones reduce substance use, (2) help your loved ones get into treatment and (3) improve your own quality of life.
Dates: 11/16 & 12/14


When things get stressful our communication often becomes negative. Improving communication and making it more positive can improve relationships, decrease defensiveness and create a calmer environment for communication.
Dates: 11/23 & 12/21

Harm Reduction

The CRAFT program might sound similar to how you’ve tried to help your loved one in the past, but the key difference is in consistency, frequency and timing of our attempts. This session will help you rethink your loved one’s behavior so you can figure out the best times and ways to intervene.
Dates: 11/30 & 12/28

Family Self-Care

Often our own goals and self-care gets pushed to the side when we care for someone struggling with mental health and substance use challenges. During this session, you’ll learn the importance of, and strategies for, improving your quality of life.
Dates: 12/7 & 1/4

Learn More

Additional Resources

CRAFT Community Reinforcement Approach and Family Training | Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (anthc.org)
CRAFT Program Brochure | Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium

Enroll Now

To enroll in the program or if you have any questions, please contact Abby Twyman at 907.755.4979 or email atwyman@searhc.org

The online courses can be accessed here:


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