2/13 - Empowering Children with the Courage to Talk, to Trust, and to Feel

Tuesday, February 13th 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

2/13 - Empowering Children with the Courage to Talk, to Trust, and to Feel

Join us for a critical and compassionate virtual event designed to guide families through the challenges of supporting children dealing with a loved one’s substance use disorder (SUD). SUD not only affects individuals, but it also has a profound impact on family members, especially children. Two experts will share their insights on the impact SUD has on children and families, as well as offer practical suggestions to empower families to navigate courageous, age-appropriate conversations with children about SUD. Through open and honest dialogue, safe spaces are created that allow family members of all ages to begin and strengthen their healing journey.


Jerry Moe

Jerry Moe, MA, is the Senior Clinical Advisor at the National Association for Children of Addiction (NACoA). He is the National Director of Children’s Programs, Emeritus, at Hazelden Betty Ford. Jerry is an author, speaker and consultant on issues for children and families hurt by addiction. He has spent over four decades working in the treatment and recovery worlds. Among his two dozen books are Through a Child’s Eyes: Understanding Addiction and Recovery and the Beamer Series for kids. Jerry’s work is featured in the PBS documentary Lost Childhood and Emmy Award winning programs on both Nickelodeon and Sesame Street.

Wendi Line

Wendi Line is the Coordinator of Student Assistance and Youth Education Programs at Caron Treatment Centers. In these roles, she leads transformative initiatives, overseeing a dedicated team of individuals in the Education department. Her role involves crafting impactful programming and actively engaging with children impacted by a loved one’s substance abuse, embodying a commitment to positive change.

Wendi came to Caron in 2009 as a facilitator for the Children and Teens Program before moving into the Student Assistance department in 2010. She started out in direct services providing education in schools, then becoming a lead specialist and a coordinator in 2021. Prior to coming to Caron, she worked as an Elementary School Teacher in Colorado and later in Pennsylvania.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing login information. For questions or more information, please contact Mallory Henry at mhenry@caron.org.

This event is made possible, in whole or in part, by funds received through the Berks County Opioid Settlement Agreement.

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