Become a Family Group Facilitator

Start an evidence-based family support program at your agency or in your community. Foundation for Recovery provides the training and materials for new facilitators of the Community Reinforcement and Family Training model.

The Training

The two day facilitator training prepares people to organize family support groups at their agency or in their community using the evidence-based Community Reinforcement and Family Training model.

The training will walk facilitators through the 12 chapters of  “Get Your Loved One Sober – Alternatives to Nagging, Pleading and Threatening”, by author Robert J. Meyers, Ph.D. and Brenda L. Wolfe, Ph.D.

Upon completion of the training course, facilitators will be prepared to help family members learn skills to improve personal self-care, communication and their relationship with a loved one by using the principles and skills taught with the evidenced-based CRAFT Model.

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Professional Trainer

We believe easy access to trainers helps facilitate an enriching learning environment. Get one-on-one support from the trainer in a small class setting. The CRAFT facilitator training course is led by our training and activities coordinator and is offered in both an instructor-led online environment or in-person.

Small Cohorts

Join a small class-size of 10-25 other students aspiring to lead CRAFT groups in their communities. Share insights, experiences, and make new connections with others passionate about family recovery.

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Access a Community

Upon completing the training, you’ll join a community of other Nevada CRAFT facilitators and family members to share insights and mentor each other.

Frequently Asked Questions

There’s a total of 18 hours of content delivered over two days. 16 hours in-person and 2 hours you’ll complete outside of the classroom.

There is no charge to take the training. We are committed to expanding community-based recovery support for families and individuals across Nevada. If you’re interested in completing the facilitator training, we ask you to submit an application and make a $20 deposit to hold your place in the class.

Your deposit will be returned to you with after successful completion of the course.

You’ll be given everything you need for the training. You’ll be given a copy of Get Your Loved One Sober, Alternatives to Nagging, Pleading and Threatening along with a facilitator guide.

We’ll provide assistance to you after you complete the training and coach you on starting your own CRAFT support group in your community.

Upon completion of the training, we’ll provide you with workbooks for your group participants, sign-in sheets, tracking logs, and other materials for you to get your group up and running.

Plus, you’ll join a community of other Nevada CRAFT facilitators on our social learning app – Connect for Recovery. There you’ll be able to stay in touch with others in your class and facilitators who’ve successfully started groups in their agencies and communities.

The training is intended for family members and others who have a loved one struggling with substance use.

Contact our training department by sending an email to

Community Facilitator Program.

We believe in expanding community-based family recovery supports across Nevada. After you complete the CRAFT training, if you’re interested in becoming a community CRAFT Facilitator for Foundation for Recovery, we’ll pay you a stipend to get you started.

Email our training department to learn more and complete the volunteer application.


Train your Community.

We welcome volunteers to join our network of community trainers across Nevada.
Submit this interest form to learn more about becoming a community trainer. We’ll get in contact with you to learn more about your interests and how you can register for our community trainer orientation. If you have questions, contact

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Our Activities Calendar

  • One-on-one Peer Recovery Support
  • Mutual Aid Meetings & Support Groups
  • Women’s Empowerment Workshops
  • GED or High school Equivalent Preparation
  • Overdose Prevention Training and naloxone (Narcan) Access Point
  • Computers
  • Library
  • Bus Passes
  • Recycled Clothing (Caring Closet)
  • Peer Recovery Support Specialist Training
  • Lounge Area
  • Classrooms & meeting spaces

The Southern Nevada Recovery Community Center offers several spaces open to the groups and organizations to rent for meetings, support groups, trainings, and events. Learn more or contact for more information.

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Person-Directed Recovery

Person-centered recovery is directed, as much as possible by the person – including decisions about who should be included in the process.  The planning identifies just a few small, but meaningful, short-term changes that the individual can focus on helping to reduce some of the barriers or challenges moving forward.  Person centered care should be central to all recovery frameworks.

*Adapted from Person-Centered Care and Planning by Neal Adams, MD, MPH, and Diane Grieder, M.Ed.