The Oct. 9 event will be at Town Hall in Council Chambers and Oct.16 session will be held at First Congregational Church of Cheshire.
The free program is coordinated through Problem Gambling Services - a division of the state Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS).
The CAP trains ordinary citizens from all walks of life and professions to provide support and assistance to individuals and families struggling with addictions such as alcohol, drugs and gambling, as well as other mental health issues. CAP provides six hours of in-depth training with addiction professionals on topics such as available treatment options, community resources, referrals, and ongoing support services The end goal is the creation of early intervention within the community to provide guidance, support and help for those in need.
The CAP program benefits include:
- Empowerment – It enables communities to be active participants in prevention and early intervention activities for their peers and co-workers.
- Advocacy - Promotes changes in attitudes about addictions, substance abuse and other mental health issues.
- Encouragement - Provides outreach and support for families and employers affected by addictions.
- Learning - Provides all with education and addiction prevention materials and resources.
- Support - Helps identify other community resources that may be underutilized or not yet identified.
As part of the CAP program, a light dinner will be served. Please reserve a seat early. Call Deb Kelleher co-chair of the Human Services Committee to reserve a seat at 203-640-5627 or email: email@example.com.
Check out the Human Services Committee Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/CheshireCares.