Lancaster County Adult Drug Court is recruiting volunteers for the Celebrating Families program.

Many Adult Drug Court participants with children need assistance in learning new parenting and relationship skills; and the children need guidance in understanding the change in family dynamics as their parent or care giver moves through the recovery process.

The successful, evidence-based 16-week curriculum engages every family member, infants through adult. Families share a meal and, discuss different topics (by age group), such as healthy living, nutrition, and communication.

"If you care about addiction recovery and substance abuse prevention, this would be a great program for you,” said volunteer Amber Poythress. “It’s about making families healthier. What’s better than that?”

The program runs Jan. 22 through May 21, 2018. Classes are Mondays, 5:15-7:30 p.m. at First Plymouth Church, 2000 D St. Learn more at information meetings Nov. 30, 6 p.m. or Dec. 10, at 12 noon at First-Plymouth Church in room 211.

If you’re interested in a presentation for an organization, contact Christy Merryman at 402-441-3491 or CMerryman@lancaster.ne.gov.

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