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First Friday Workshops

February 1 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

AM Session / 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Dr. Tim Grigsby 

Assistant Professor of Community Health

A Rx for Science Literacy: Is it Quakery or is it Science?

This workshop will provide participants with a beginner’s guide on how to read a peer-reviewed research article with an emphasis on interpreting findings, taking away meaning, identifying evidence-based practices and learning about how others can lie with statistics. Participants will develop confidence in reading and explaining research results to peers and clients without having to be an expert in science or statistics.


About the Presenter:
Dr. Tim Grigsby is currently an Assistant Professor of Community Health. Dr. Grigsby received his PhD in Preventive Medicine with an emphasis in Health Behavior Research from the University of Southern California in 2016. Dr. Grigsby has published his research in numerous substance use journals including Addictive Behaviors, Substance Use and Misuse, and Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse among others and has presented his research at national conferences.


3 General CEU’s

PM Session / 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Fred Cardenas

Manager, Early Childhood Well-Being Program, Family Services Association

Beyond Trauma Informed – A Focus on Relationships and Environment for Children, Youth and Families

The session will start with a review of the basic principles of trauma-informed care and its application, particularly for educational settings. The session will include small group discussions on integrating participants— agencies, ideas, challenges and strengths to promote a focus on resiliency-building. The session will also review the concept of healing centered engagement which includes looking at toxic systems, community resilience and the environmental context. Finally, participants will develop practical strategies that promote collective healing which goes beyond trauma-informed care.

About the Presenter:
Fred Cardenas is currently the Manager of the Early Childhood Well-Being Program at the Family Services Association. The focus of the program is the mental and overall well-being of young children ages 0-8, providing early childhood mental health services in early care and education settings and on a home-based basis such as training and consultation for teachers, caregivers, parents and mental health professionals.


3 General CEU’s


  • SACADA is a certified CEU provider for LCDC, LPC, CCJP, Social Workers and LMFT.
  • AM Sessions are scheduled from 9 am – 12 pm. Each workshop session is $35 and payment can be made online or over the phone.
  • PM Sessions are scheduled from 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm. Each workshop session is $35 and payment can be made online or over the phone.
  • To register for a workshop, fill out the form below or call (210) 225-4741. We accept cash, checks, and credit cards.
  • Walk-ins welcome but RSVP guarantees a seat.
  • Cancellations or changes to workshops may occur.
  • No Refunds; however, you may receive a voucher for future attendance.



We offer students a discount of $10.00 off per session with proof of valid student ID. In order to receive the student discount, participants must pay at the registration table on the day of the workshop showing proof of their current student ID.

Register Today!


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February 1
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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San Antonio Council on Alcohol & Drug Awareness
7500 Highway 90, Dave Coy Building, Suite 201
San Antonio, TX 78227 United States
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(210) 225-4741

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