Staff Member Spotlight - Michelle YoungAbout Carefrontations

Jenny and Scott Graham have been facilitating interventions across the United States and Canada since 1988. They are seasoned and trusted intervention specialists with an unparalleled reputation in the treatment field. They have helped thousands of families intervene with a success rate greater than 90 percent. Scott & Jenny are certified counselors in the mental health field, and Scott is a certified chemical dependency counselor at the highest level. Both Scott and Jenny have extensive experience in intervention for alcoholism, drug addictions, and all forms of dysfunctional behaviors including eating disorders, video game addiction, suicide ideation, gambling and other mental health disorders.

Scott spent eleven years working in the treatment field as he and Jenny built their intervention practice. As an adjunct college level instructor, he taught drug and alcohol counselor certification course work. Scott worked as a counselor in both inpatient and outpatient treatment as well as in private practice. He also worked as a program director in chemical dependency treatment and as a social service director. Prior to Scott’s work in this field, he was an undercover vice/narcotics deputy in the West Hollywood area for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. During that time, West Hollywood was the highest crime rated area per capita in all of Los Angeles county. That experience, without a doubt, has added unique perspective to the varied dynamics encountered in his intervention work.

Both Scott & Jenny have worked in the public school system as intervention specialist counselors and as trainers for “Living Works” and “The Recovery Foundation,” training thousands in the areas of suicide prevention, chemical dependency, intervention, family systems and community mobilization. In addition, they work directly with and receive referrals from outpatient and inpatient programs, hospitals, public school systems, churches, county and state agencies, tribal governments, therapists, and private as well as public organizations throughout the country.

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The CARE TEAM :

The Carefrontations administrative team is kind, caring and concerned for you. In addition to Ashley and Jewel’s passion for hope and change, their extensive experience can sift through your crisis situation and help you determine the next best step to take. The ability for you to enlist their help for hope and change is a phone call away.

Terry Bonner provides additional transport and sober escort services. Terry has a military police background as well as working in the in patient setting for violent youths. His calm demeanor is the antithesis of the upheaval and uneasiness your loved one is most likely experiencing. Terry is a trained recovery coach, a member of the American Christian Counseling Association, an ordained Pastor and a vital member of the CARE team.

What is an Intervention with Carefrontations? It is a rescue mission that creates an opportunity for help and change to all involved.

When is the right time to perform an intervention? There is never going to be the perfect time to stage an intervention. To wait until your loved one seems “ready,” can be too late. To wait for them to hit “rock bottom” before getting help is inviting disaster to take place. The idea that a person has to hit rock bottom before getting help is a myth. Many addicts, alcoholics, and eating disordered loved ones simply don’t believe they are worthy of seeking help and might not get the help without your intervention. Don’t wait for them to ask for help, become part of the solution to bring about a change.

Be the Hope An intervention is one of the greatest gifts you can give to a loved one who is struggling. It is meant to remind a person how much he or she is cared for and to present the opportunity to get help. You can be a backbone of strength and hope for them when they are running on empty.

Who should be at an intervention? The intimate group you invite to participate in your intervention largely influences whether your loved one says yes to treatment. Feelings of love and respect between chosen family members or friends and the person struggling are far more important than direct negative impact or evidence. Who would you invite to their funeral?

What is enabling? Enabling is a detrimental roadblock to help and change. No matter how much you care about a person, enabling can only cause unhealthy choices to progress which ultimately causes everything to get worse. Stop enabling by loving your loved one to life with a Carefrontation, and no longer loving them to death by hoping they figure it out on their own.

How can Carefrontations help? Carefrontations has been helping families and businesses unlock hope and change since 1988. Having helped thousands to experience successful interventions with over 90% success can be the strategy that you enlist next to get your loved one the help they need.