The Seven C's Workshop Series

Over 18 million children live in households with addiction. We know that exposure to substance use disorders can have a profound impact on those closest to the addict, especially children. Although children of addiction are at a greater risk for emotional problems and addiction than other children, there are ways to overcome these risk factors. The presence of even one caring and supportive adult, such as the individuals who run and staff our workshops, can alter the direction of a child's life in a positive way. In addition to having role models outside of the home, children can be deeply touched by seeing their parent/s actively work on their sobriety. Our workshops provide families the opportunity to work together on their mutual recovery!

The Riley Foundation believes that families can and do heal together and we work hard to offer children and their parents with ongoing social support that is free and available for as long as it's needed.

Workshop Curriculum
Designed By
Dr. John Livingston

BIO: Dr. John Livingston

Dr. Livingstone completed his doctorate at Brigham Young University in clinical psychology. He completed an APA-approved pre-doctoral internship at the University of Arizona, College of Medicine, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. He is currently licensed in the state of Utah as a psychologist (Utah license #4923696-2501).

Dr. Livingstone specializes in cognitive-behavioral treatment (CBT) for children, adolescents, and their parents. He also works with adults upon request. He further has specialized training and experience in psychological evaluations and assessments. Psychological assessments includes testing for diagnostic clarification, treatment planning, academic concerns, court-ordered assessment, and child-custody evaluations.

Dr. Livingstone also teaches psychology at Brigham Young University (BYU) on a part-time basis. Courses that he has taught in the past include General Psychology, Life-Span Development, Child Development, Psychology of Gender, Abnormal Psychology, and Psychological Testing and Measurement.

Dr. Livingstone was born and raised in Canada. He has been married for 16 years and he and his wife have four children. His personal interests include playing golf, playing the guitar, and spending time with his family. 

FREE Workshops for children and parents! Each workshop addresses addiction recovery themes using loosely structured activities that are interactive and fun. Each workshop is designed to create environments and conditions that support behavioral and mental health and reinforce individual resilience. 

Based on The Seven C's

  1. I Didn't Cause It
  2. I Can't Cure It
  3. I Can't Control It
  4. I Can Take Care Of Myself
  5. I Can Communicate My Feelings
  6. Making Healthy Choices
  7. Celebrating Me!

This is an opportunity to allow children of recovering parents to learn more about the disease of addiction and give children a voice to express their experiences. The activities can include art, building projects, crafts, reading and lots of fun. They provide children the chance to better understand the behaviors of a person suffering from addiction, how to express themselves, and how to move forward.

Each workshop consists of enrichment activities designed to…

  1. Foster healthy self-esteem
  2. Promote positive emotional development
  3. Increase effective coping & communication skills

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