• Thursday, September 12, 2019


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Kids in Crisis: The Youngest Victims

Fort Myers, FL

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The impact of substance use on children and families

Nearly one in three kids in America grows up in a home impacted by substance use. For children who grow up with substance use in their family, the very place where they should feel safe and protected—home—becomes an unpredictable environment filled with erratic behavior, conflict and broken promises. Growing up in these conditions can have a profound psychological impact on kids. We will examine how children perceive and respond to substance use in the family and explore ways that loved ones can work together to heal from the hurt of these behaviors. Join Hazelden Betty Ford in collaboration with Lee Health, Kids' Minds Matter and other community resources for this important presentation. 

September 12
8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. 

Riverside Church 
8660 Daniels Pkwy. 
Fort Myers, FL 33912 

Cost is FREE. Sign up soon; space is limited.


8:30 a.m. Check-in, networking, resource tables and continental breakfast sponsored by Lee Health and Kids' Minds Matter
9 a.m. Welcome and introductions by Kim Becker, Hazelden Betty Ford outreach manager and Paul Simeone, PhD, Lee Health vice president of mental and behavioral health
9:30-11 a.m. Keynote speaker Jerry Moe

11-11:30 a.m.

11:30 a.m. Community resource forum with Q&A
12:30 p.m. Closing remarks
12:30-1 p.m. Networking and visit resource tables 

Jerry Moe

Jerry Moe
National Director of the Hazelden Betty Ford Children's Program  

Specializing in helping children and families hurt by addiction, Jerry Moe has accomplished much in his 40 years in the treatment and prevention fields. In addition to his leadership role as national director of the Hazelden Betty Ford Children's Program, Moe serves on the advisory board of the National Association for Children of Addiction (NACoA), and is a well-respected author, presenter (he's been invited to all 50 states), and trainer (he's provided training/consulting in more than 20 countries). His award-winning work has been featured nationally, including on The Today Show, NBC Nightly News, National Public Radio, and in Parenting, Seventeen, Time, USA Today and U.S. News & World Report.



Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation Lee Health
Kids' Matter



Questions or ADA request? Please contact Kim Becker by email or at 1-239-572-5091.

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