Engaging Lisa Frederiksen’s Consulting Services can have a significant impact on the treatment, prevention and intervention of drug and alcohol misuse and its fall-out, such as that associated with secondhand drinking. It can:
- improve a business or agency’s bottom line, employee health and workplace safety
- help a school district formulate across-the-grades curriculum around brain health and the power of the brain
- assist treatment centers with establishing Family Programs and client education services centered around 21st century brain, fight-or-flight stress response system and addiction-related research
- assist family law firms with establishing protocols for dealing with clients in which substance misuse or secondhand drinking are alleged
- help a military installation establish protocols to address PTSD and other mental illnesses, suicide prevention, domestic violence and substance misuse through the interrelated brain aspects of these issues
- help public policy makers incorporate new brain and addiction-related research to reduce recidivism
- and be customized to fit a client’s specific goals and objectives.
Below you will find a summary of the groups and nature of Lisa Frederiksen’s Consulting Services.
Business and Public Agencies
Most businesses and public agencies have human resources policies and procedures around substance abuse and addiction in the workplace. Most have employee wellness programs or employee assistance programs (EAPs) to address health issues, including an employee’s concern about their substance misuse. But very few have human resources policies, procedures, employee wellness programs or employee assistance programs to help employees address OFF-SITE, OFF-HOURS alcohol misuse or secondhand drinking. Click here for more on Business and Public Agencies Consulting.
At-Risk Youth | Juvenile Justice | Corrections
This covers a wide range, including:
County Jail • Juvenile Hall • Prison • Youth Authority • Group Homes • Probation • Parole
• Correctional Boot Camps • Correctional Work Camps
and they all have one thing in common – a person whose brain neural network wiring is not working “normally” – obviously. But not obvious and, in fact, little understood is that brain neural network wiring determines everything a person thinks, feels, says and does.
Depending on where in the brain, at what stage of brain development and in response to which influences the brain neural networks wire, “choice” can be beyond a person’s capability UNLESS that person (and those who work with him/her) understand the complexities of all this. And this is where my “Harnessing the Power of the Brain” and “The Science of Why” consulting programs can help. Click here for more on At-Risk Youth | Juvenile Justice | Corrections Consulting.
As a lecturer for Standford Medical School’s Eating Disorders/Addictions Rotation, monthly lecturer at The Sequoia Center (treatment center) since 2009 and co-facilitator of their 1st Saturday of the Month Family Program, I have experience and insight into how to assist treatment centers with establishing and/or enhancing Family Programs and client education services centered around 21st century brain, fight-or-flight stress response system and addiction-related research. I have conducted CE clinician training workshops around this research and how best to use it in Continuing Care Plans with client and client families completing treatment. Click here for more on Treatment Centers Consulting.
Schools | Community Coalitions | Public Policy Makers
Developing effective substance misuse and Secondhand Drinking/Drugging (SHD) prevention/education/intervention programs across a variety of spectra — taught through a different approach — that of “Exploring the Power of the Brain!” and the “Power of Using Simplified Brain Science to Understand Impacts Influencing a Decision to Substance” — can help the end-user understand the power of the brain (their brain) to deal with underlying trigger issues. These consulting outcomes can result in programs to change school cultures around drinking and secondhand drinking (the impacts on others of a person’s drinking behaviors, such as sexual assault or date rape or bullying). They can help communities implement “Secondhand Drinking Awareness” and “Say ‘No’ to Alcohol Misuse” campaigns to create safer, healthier communities. Click here for more on Schools | Community Coalitions | Public Policy Makers Consulting.
Helping a military installation command establish protocols to address PTSD and other mental illnesses, suicide prevention, domestic violence and substance misuse through the interrelated brain aspects of these issues creates a powerful shift. My Consulting Program Outcomes help:
- Counter current military drinking norms with 21st century brain, mental illness, stress and addiction-related research and facts, especially as it relates to drinking for troops under 21.
- Incorporate previously unknown facts about brain development, neural networks, embedded brain maps and neural circuitry changers, such as PTSD, mental illness, traumatic brain injury, alcohol abuse, alcoholism, stress, SHD, and be able to access the key agencies who are conducting and reporting this research, in order to implement training objectives.
- Explain the distinction between “at-risk” drinking, alcohol abuse and alcoholism and understand that alcoholism is now defined as a developmental, chronic, often relapsing brain disease, and that all alcoholics go through a stage of alcohol abuse but not all alcohol abusers become alcoholics.
- And a great deal more….
Family Law Practices | Domestic Violence Professionals | Medical Professionals
If you have ever been in a divorce proceeding where one spouse is accusing the other of being a nagging (expletive) or blaming all the problems in the marriage on “his drinking,” understanding the brain science behind alcohol misuse and Secondhand Drinking (and/or seeking that same understanding for your client) can help focus the parties on the law and how best to protect the children in a custody situation. If you’ve ever worked as a domestic violence professional where the victim repeatedly returns, believing the abuser’s promise to never to it again, using alcohol and SHD assessment tools to determine the role it (and the role of a person’s underlying Risk Factors) plays in the situation can go a long way to working within the constraints of the “thinking” that’s in place. As an ER doctor constantly exposed to emergency victims where drinking was the cause of the emergency, knowing how to take those moments to briefly inform how a person can lose control of his/her drinking can perhaps interrupt an “At-Risk” drinking pattern. Lisa is an approved provider of the Substance Abuse/Mental Illness MCLE (continuing education) requirement for the CA Bar Association and brings her expertise from these programs and all her others to these sorts of consulting sessions. Click here for Family Law Practices | Domestic Violence Professionals | Medical Professionals.
To Learn More About Lisa Frederiksen’s Consulting Services
Please send me an email at lisaf@BreakingTheCycles.com or give me a call at 650-362-3026. From there, I can get a better understanding of your needs and objectives and will then send you an Abstract and Consulting Outcomes or Talking Points document as a starting place for further conversation. To learn more about me and my work, please visit About Lisa Frederiksen. Please note that all programs are equally applicable to drug misuse and secondhand drugging.
If you are not interested in Consulting Services but looking for presentations on substance misuse, mental health, secondhand drinking, underage drinking, prevention or similar issues, please visit the main Presentations | Workshops page for details.