Welcome to our Calendar of Events!

This calendar includes opportunities for learning and connection from the Wisconsin Family Connections Center, the Coalition for Children, Youth & Families, and several other organizations across Wisconsin. (NOTE: Opportunities from the Wisconsin Family Connections Center are noted with a blue ribbon on the calendar below.)

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For a complete listing of Regional Events and Support Groups, please visit the Wisconsin Family Connections Center Eventbrite Page.

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Events are added as information is made available to us. If you’d like to share an upcoming event with us, please contact us at info@wifamilyconnectionscenter.org.

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Addiction, Family Separation, and the Path to Healing

June 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us for this important discussion about how individuals separated from their family of origin experience a higher risk for addiction. Drawing from research and his own experience, presenter David Bohl will discuss this link and its impact on families. In this webinar, caregivers will gain a sense of understanding about the complexity and connection of family separation and addiction, as well as trauma-informed considerations about how they can play a part in healing, treatment, and recovery.

Presented by: David B. Bohl, MA, Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC), Master Addiction Counselor (MAC), is a relinquishee and adoptee, a professional independent addiction and recovery consultant at Beacon Confidential LLC, and a former consumer of substance use disorder and mental health services. He is also a writer, a speaker, and the author of Parallel Universes: The Story of Rebirth, a memoir that chronicles the intersection of adoption and addiction in his life, and RELINQUISHMENT AND ADDICTION: What Trauma Has to Do With It, a monograph that provides an overview of the complex issues involved in relinquishment and adoption, and in particular, as they relate to susceptibility of addiction. He works with individuals experiencing addiction and those where relinquishment/abandonment was experienced as a trauma and/or where adoption was experienced as a developmental/ or chronic trauma or stress, as well as their families, genetic and adoptive. David lives in southeastern Wisconsin and works around and outside the state and the U.S. He enjoys spending time with his wife of 40 years and adult children and relentlessly pursues Blue Mind (that calm mind state found by being in and/or around the water). His dedication to the mission of the collective adoption community comes from the fact that, although persons in the relinquished community often lead similar lives to non-relinquished persons, they can experience circumstances needing to be overcome, such as loss, grief, identity development, self-esteem, lack of information about medical background (including mental health and addiction predispositions). David is honored to contribute to such worthy endeavors and remains interested in allying with organizations and professionals dedicated and well-positioned to address these challenges.

Tuesday, June 18, 2024 | 6:00-7:30 PM

Free | Registration is limited to 500 participants. Register for the live webinar by clicking here! Licensed foster parents will receive 1.5 training credits for participation in this webinar. Each individual participant must register separately to receive credit. Questions? Call us at 1-800-762-8063 or email info@wifamilyconnectionscenter.org