The Seven C's Workshop Series

The Heart of Our Organization 
Due to COVID - 19 the workshop series is on pause for 2020. Visit the Learning Page we created on Facebook (listed under the 'groups' tab Link to learning page) for at home education and activity alternatives. 
We believe supporting children today prevents adults who struggle tomorrow 

This free workshop series was created to put caregivers in a better position to support COAs and give children an increase capacity to cope with their loved one's illness. The Seven Cs are evidence based concepts shown to benefit COAs by offering age appropriate addiction education and coping skills that help children separate the parent they love from the addiction that hurts.

What are the Seven Cs?  
I didn't Cause it
I can't Cure it
I can't Control it
   I can help Care for myself
I can Communicate my feelings
I can make healthy Choices
I can Celebrate me 
 For more on the history of the Seven Cs visit (NACoA link)Jerry Moe & Seven Cs
Workshop Curriculum
Curated By
Dr. John Livingstone

Our workshop series is an evidence-based support program curated by Dr. Livingstone who specializes in cognitive behavioral treatment (CBT) for children, adolescents, and their caregivers. Each workshop is facilitated by professionals in the addiction recovery field and structured around psychodecuational activities shown to benefit COAs in the 3-12 year age range. The workshop series is centered on and reinforces 7 basic concepts that provide children with a helpful framework for understanding their experience as a child in a family with addiction.

Program Mission
Decrease the adverse impact parental addiction has on children 
Increase understanding of the Seven Cs of Addiction
Increase protective factors such as resilience
Descrease risk factors for COAs  
  • Create a safe space for children to talk openly about their experience, have their feelings validated and build trusting relationships with peers and adults.
  • Provide clear, accurate and age appropriate addiciton information for children and caregivers. 
  • Reinforce concepts found to benefit COAs.
  • Focus on play centered learning
  • Create opportunities for COAs to bond with their caregiver.
  • Decrease stigma and shame associated with addiction.
  • Foster resilience in the COA population through skill building (coping, communication, social). 

Direct questions to: Lauren at 619-787-3718 or