Professional Learning Center

Court Involved Youth Initiative


Enhancing Resiliency in Youth from Troubled Families: Lessons Learned from the Research on Children of Alcoholics

Information for Social Workers:

This course is approved for 3 social work CE hours. Participants must arrive on time and stay for the full session in order to receive CE hours. No credit will be provided for partial attendance. All participants requesting CE hours must submit an evaluation and document their attendance via the Social Work CE sign-in and sign-out roster.


Nearly ½ of the children in the U.S. under age 18 live in a household where someone older engages in risky substance use, increasing their own risks. While delaying initiation of substance use in these children presents a real prevention opportunity, education and intervention is often lacking. This presentation explores the potential health and social impact of growing up in a family where substance abuse, parental incarceration or another potentially adverse condition exists. Reviewing lessons learned from research on children of alcoholics, healthcare professionals will explore clinical solution-focused approaches to enhance internal resiliency and environmental protective factors and several interventions to help clients who have been exposed to less than desirable environments.

Workshop Leader:

Cheryl A. Bobe, LCSW-R, CPP Senior Associate for Substance Use Services at The Coalition for Behavioral Health - Ms. Bobe has devoted more than 25 years to creating healthy individuals and helping organizations and communities achieve their potential. Building on a strong clinical foundation and a natural passion for social justice, she went on to develop proficiency in several areas including program management, clinical supervision, counseling and psychotherapy, advancing public policy initiatives for behavioral health, education, coalition building, and grant writing.

Ms. Bobe is a recognized as a leader in the behavioral health sector and has served as a consultant to state agencies, colleges, community coalitions and behavioral health organizations. She has authored several successful federal grants, resulting in federal funding to 10 community coalitions.


All levels of administrators and staff from organizations serving traumatized populations.

Important Notice:

The Coalition of Behavioral Health Agencies SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0098.

For questions about CE credits please contact:

Bradley Jacobs
Director of The Center for Rehabilitation & Recovery

**We reserve the right to limit the number of attendees per organization based on the
demand for the workshop/meeting.**