11/18/20: During our last family Sessions 3 & 5, the youth discussed what Personality traits are and shared a trait they themselves possess and how it helps them make good decisions. They were secretly assigned another youth’s name in the group and instructed to describe their positive personality traits.
The caregivers had a special speaker from Virginia who shared her testimony with them. She had recovered from opioid addiction in a 2 year alcohol and drug rehabilitation program and shared how she fell into her addiction and how she survived.
Youth enjoyed discussing each other’s positive personality traits. The families then shared a challenge they faced and how they overcame it. For Session 5, we played a ball game revealing what each person had learned in the EYFP cohort and then discussed the upcoming Community Action Planning Day. Surveys will be done on an upcoming date in person.