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B5 Families First: Keeping Focused in the New Normal

This interactive workshop will share family-focused strategies from the Parenting with Love and Limits evidence-based family systems treatment model. PLL is a California Clearinghouse Evidence-Based Practice model for prevention and re-entry/aftercare. We will discuss PLL’s structural-strategic approach to treatment and how it was developed using field research with teens and parents resulting in an 80% family engagement rate.

Participants will view video case examples from PLL and join us in a discussion about general strategies for FFPSA or EBP implementation. We encourage your questions.

Presenter Bios:

Alison Blodgett draws on her field and leadership experience in home-based and reunification services to collaborate with providers and public agencies to best meet the needs of families. Alison is a Journey Executive Youth Fellow, Licensed Social Worker and Certified CYC-P. With over 18 years’ experience in social services and EBP implementation.

Ellen Souder holds a master’s degree in professional counseling and is a family therapist, trainer, and public speaker. Ms. Souder is Vice President of Parenting with Love and Limits (PLL) and oversees the clinical implementation of the PLL treatment model in agencies or organizations throughout the United States as well as Europe. She has trained well over 200 clinicians in the Parenting with Love and Limits (PLL) treatment model. In addition to co-developing with Dr. Scott Sells the complete PLL Treatment Model and System of Care, she has co-authored the book “Treating the Traumatized Child: A Family Systems Approach” which covers the PLL trauma treatment model.



Alison Blodgett, MBA, LBSW, CYC-P & Ellen Souder, MA, LPCC-S