Parent CRAFT provides immediate online access for all parents to the proven CRAFT training.
A fast-paced and engaging video-based course that teaches parents the skills they need to meet the challenge of substance abuse.
Professional guidance throughout the course
Real-world examples of parents interacting with their child, before and after applying the CRAFT method
Worksheets that focus on what works for your child
Interactive exercises to reinforce learning
Each section is designed to teach a specific set of skills
A quick course overview and introduction to CRAFT
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Welcome to Parent CRAFT
You’ll learn how to effectively communicate so your child will respond in a positive manner. Most parents experience major improvements in behavior after completing this first section.
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Skill 1 – Stay on Point
Skill 2 – Be Positive
Skill 3 – Refer to Specific Behaviors
Skill 4 – Label Your Feelings
Skill 5 – Offer an Understanding Statement
Skill 6 – Accept Partial Responsibility
Skill 7 – Offer to Help
Example of Good Communication
Advanced Skills Practice
Helps you understand and then change the patterns of substance use.
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Identifying Substance Use
Identifying Long-Term Negative Consequences
Identifying Short-Term Positive Consequences
Completing the Roadmap
Using the Roadmap
Guides you in breaking the cycle of use by rewarding your child’s sobriety.
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Reinforcement vs. Enabling
Creating a List of Reinforcers
Practice Exercise of Delivering
Practice Exercise for Readiness
Teaches you how, when and why to safely withdraw your attention when your child is using.
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Guiding, Reassuring and Arguing
Protecting, Rescuing and Fixing
Natural Consequences vs. Punishment
Identifying Your Current Pattern
Alternatives to Guiding, Reasoning and Arguing
Alternatives to Fixing or Protecting
Preparing a Withdrawal Plan
Planning to Use Natural Consequences
Reviewing and Evaluating the Plan
Focuses on finding the right treatment and then getting your child to accept this help.
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Choosing the Right Treatment Program
Creating a Treatment Plan
Hear from some of our Parents
My daughter is struggling with drugs and alcohol and we’ve been looking at all avenues to help her. Thank you for the opportunity with Parent CRAFT, many of the instructional tools have made me seriously reconsider my communication approaches with my daughter.
Father of 18 year old daughter using drugs and alcohol
All parents who have kids who are using will benefit from the course. If a child comes home a little bit drunk and is happy and friendly, the tendency for the parents would be to have a conversation with him that is perhaps easier and more enjoyable then their normal conversations, not knowing that this would just reinforce the drug/alcohol use.
Mother who lost her son to addiction 10 years ago
I have finished the Parent CRAFT course. Wow, it was very very helpful. The videos were amazing, very detailed, but I liked the interactive quizzes and the worksheets the most, the course is long, and this is an important issue so it should require a lot of attention. I am very glad I took this course!
Father of 16 year old using alcohol and suspects drug use