All events are Eastern Time unless otherwise indicated.
Date(s) - Sep 9
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
JFCS Philadelphia’s Family Life Education Department has offered addiction programming for the community for the past two and a half years, since the opening of its Barbara and Harvey Brodsky Enrichment Center. The purpose of this programming is to raise awareness on topics in the field of addiction with the goal of providing education on the issues, support to family members with loved ones grappling with substance use disorder concerns, and professional development opportunities for clinicians and community leaders involved in addiction and recovery support services. The agency has primarily worked to expand its capacity for prevention work in the field. They identified the lack of capacity to be a direct service center for those in active addiction or recovery as well as identifying the fact that they did not need to replicate the quality care that exists in their geographical area – rather they could become a center of expertise, support, and resources and referrals to connect clients to appropriate care when warranted.