Webinar: Families affected by Substance Use: Building Resilience

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What is it about?

Families in which there is substance use go through typical experiences that influence the way children and other members function. It is imperative to recognise and interrupt disempowering or life diminishing systems and cultural norms that stifle children and family members and limit their contribution to child and family wellbeing. This webinar highlights the impact of alcohol and other substance use on children and families and possible interventions that build resilience.

When is it?

Friday 1st March

  • 19:00 IST (India Standard Time)
  • 05:30 PST (Pacific Standard Time)
  • 08:30 EDT (US Eastern Time)
  • 13:30 GMT (Greenwich Mean Time)
  • 14:30 CET (Central European Time)

Resource Person:

Thirumagal.V, Ph.D, from India, has nearly four decades of experience in various positions related to Substance Use Disorders (SUD) interventions.

Apart from clinical experience with persons and families affected by substance use, she was involved in programme management and assessment initiatives.

She is Global Master Trainer in the field and has conducted training in 24 countries.  She independently developed three Courses in the Universal Treatment Curriculum promoted by Colombo Plan with support from Dept. of State, USA.  She has to her credit eight publications on behalf of UN agencies among others.


Srilatha Juvva PhD is a social work educator and practitioner coach in Radical Transformational Leadership. Her areas of interest include mental health, work with families, and disability. She currently works as Professor with the Centre for Equity and Justice for Children and Families, School of Social Work. Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, India.

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