September 18, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Crittenton Services for Children and Families
Martha Jasso, Director of Communications
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. – San Bernardino County will host the 27th Annual Children’s Network Conference on September 18 and 19 at the Ontario Convention Center. This year’s conference features a workshop led by Crittenton Services for Children’s and Families (CSCF) Speaker’s Bureau subject matter expert Rhonda Foley who is also the agency’s Chemical Dependency Program Director.
Ms. Foley’s workshop discusses, “Adolescent Drug Trends, Obstacles to Treatment in High Risk Families, and the Collaboration of Care”, a timely topic that is geared to educate workshop attendants on what kind of drugs youth are currently abusing and the workshop will also provide suggestions on how to work collaboratively in the social services field to best serve youth and families in crisis.
“Rhonda brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in the field of substance abuse treatment. We are proud to have her as a member of our team and are delighted to know that she has been invited to speak by our San Bernardino County colleagues at this premiere event,” said Joyce Capelle, CEO, CSCF.
Ms. Foley is a Certified Addiction Treatment Counselor (C.A.T.C), earned her Bachelors in Science in Human Services and recently earned her Masters in Social Work from the University of Southern California. She has been working in the field of addiction treatment for more than 15 years specializing in working with adolescents. She is currently spearheading and managing the daily operation of the well respected Chemical Dependency Program at CSCF which has now become a premiere specialty program under her leadership.
In addition, Ms. Foley is also highly involved with a number of professional and civic engagement associations. She is an Executive Committee Member of the Orange County Substance Abuse Prevention Network (OCSAPN) and a founding member of the CSCF South Bay Prevention and Intervention Coalition (SBPIC) based in Long Beach, Calif.
This yearly conference is considered the premiere training event in San Bernardino County geared towards social services, healthcare, and education professionals involved in working with youth or working in agencies tasked to give direct services to children and families.
The Children’s Network was created to identify gaps and overlaps in service, provide a forum for clarifying perceptions and expectations among and between agencies and the community in San Bernardino County. Children’s Network also sets priorities for interagency projects and implements collaborative programs to ensure comprehensive services to children and youth. The overall goal is to help at-risk children by improving communications, planning, coordination, and cooperation among youth-serving agencies.
Crittenton Services for Children and Families of Southern California (CSCF) is a non-profit social services agency whose mission is to heal the wounds of abuse and neglect; strengthen families; and help troubled adolescents reach their full potential. Established and incorporated in 1966 Crittenton has a highly trained workforce operating 24 hours a day / 7 days a week providing comprehensive counseling, medical, and other support services to the clients in our care. We provide a full array of residential, in-home, community based, wraparound, mental health, foster care, and adoption services with a service planning area throughout Southern California that covers Orange, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside and San Diego Counties. Visit www.crittentonsocal.org to learn more about our programs and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, Google+, and Flickr.
Topics: Non-Profit, Social Services, Substance Abuse Treatment, Adolescent Chemical Dependency Program, Residential Treatment Services, Community Based Services.
Geography: Orange County, Calif., San Bernardino County, Calif., Fullerton, Calif.