What do children gain from the program?

PFS provides the only peer-to-peer program specifically designed to help children impacted by addiction in their family. PFS serves to help break the cycle of addiction and foster healing.  With education and celebrating the voice and feelings of a child, the result is prevention. 

What days do the guardians participate?

On the first morning, it’s important for the child/children’s guardian to participate in an orientation meeting from 8:00 am – 9:30 am. Adults/guardians participate all day with their children on both Saturday and Sunday.

What about my child/children missing school? 

Letters of excuse are provided for each child. 

What happens at the conclusion of the program? 

The facilitator meets with each family for continuing care recommendations and referrals at the close of the program.  Families are encouraged to provide feedback, as are the children.  Weekly Reunion Groups for continuing care are held for the children and their parents and guardians after they participate in the program. 

How old must children be to participate in the program? 

The program serves children ages seven through twelve. 

How often does the Children’s Program take place? 

The Children's Program is offered 2-3 times each month. Most programs are open for enrollment to any children who meet the criteria, but some are provided on-site at treatment centers, medical clinics or other groups who fill all slots. Please check the calendar to see what open enrollment options are available.

How much does the program cost?

The program is FREE to all children and their families.

Is sobriety a prerequisite for program participation? 

Adults must be sober for a minimum of 30 days and working a treatment program of recovery.  If a child’s family member is not in recovery, but has a guardian (grandparent, foster parent, or kinship family) who is taking care of the child/children, the guardian may participate. 

How do I register a child for the program? 

You can fill out an enrollment form here: 

What should my child(ren) bring to the program? 

  • Children should dress casually and comfortably
  • Lunch and snacks are provided each day of the program (please advise us of food allergies in advance)
  • Children need to bring a bathing suit

What if I have more questions? 

Please use the below button to email Brittany Douglas, for questions or call at (405) 601-2691.