Interested in bringing the Shatterproof Family Program to your community?

The Shatterproof Family Program Facilitator Training is a 3-day training to prepare you to lead a family support program in your community.


You will learn to:

Co-lead the 12-session structured program to provide education, discussion, and support for families impacted by substance use

Share evidence-based education and resources–helping families overcome the myths, chaos, and confusion that surround the disease of addiction

Offer a safe and caring program where families can exchange experiences, build new relationships, and strengthen their support network while reducing isolation

Help families navigate the types of treatment resources and recovery services that are best suited to meet their individual needs

Facilitate a supportive group program

Coordinate marketing, budgeting, and outreach efforts

Topics Covered Include:

Group facilitator skills and strategies

Understanding the current Family Models in dealing with the disease of addiction

Use of technology for information delivery and communication

An in-depth review of the Shatterproof Family Program, including:

> How to recruit participants in your community

> How to deliver the Shatterproof Family Program in your community:

> Participant on-boarding

> 12-session series and how to facilitate the conversation

> Program logistics and Shatterproof support

> Program evaluation

Roles & Responsibilities

Become a certified Shatterproof Family Program Facilitator by attending the 3-day training, which will provide both a comprehensive education on the program and an in-depth understanding of training materials.

Commit to one year facilitating two 12-session series of the Family Program. Cycles may be delivered twice/week, weekly, or at any interval determined by the co-facilitators.

Conduct sessions that are well-structured while encouraging engagement from all participants.

Follow thoroughly the program model, materials, and content provided.

Oversee all program logistics including:

Program planning such as meeting space acquisition

Creating a session calendar

Marketing and media outreach following Shatterproof guidelines to recruit family participants

Setting and collecting course fees from families

Manage program evaluations

The program will have two types of facilitators, a clinician and a peer. These facilitators will work together to co-lead sessions. You do not need to apply together, Shatterproof will match interested persons from each category.

Clinicians who have worked in the field of treatment or recovery for substance use disorders and would like to expand their skills and support families in this program.

Parents or family members who have lived experience with substance use disorder/s and are able to positively share those experiences and help others.

All Facilitators should:

  • Have a reliable means of transportation

  • Possess basic computer skills and a knowledge of social media

  • Be comfortable leading a group

  • Be willing to complete the Shatterproof screening process which will include an application, interview, and background check

Next training coming soon.

January 23, 25-26, 2019

Darien, Connecticut

Training includes:

Certification to be a Shatterproof Family Program Facilitator

2-day in-person intensive training + 1-day hosted web-ex administrative training

All training materials and program templates for distribution and program marketing

Access to website portal including facilitator and participant materials

Ongoing program and technical assistance

An orientation to the participant on-boarding process

How to manage pre-established social media platforms per program location, with administration instruction

Training cost per attendee: $2,500

+ cost for transportation and lodging

Discounts available for host sites or community organization sending multiple participants.

Payment guidelines are provided when your application is accepted. Payment is NOT required at the time of application but IS required to reserve your spot in a training session.