Shelly Young

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Shelly works, writes, guides and speaks at the intersections of emotional & physical wellness, family systems, mental health, the impact of substance use, harm reduction and recovery.She is a Writer, Speaker, Certified Interventionist, Executive Director at The Chris Atwood Foundation, and has a private consultancy serving families and individuals in crisis or impacted by mental health conditions and substance use.Certifications:
ARISE Intervention
Anatomy of Transformation
Invitation to Change
RYT 500
Current Positions:
Executive Director at The Chris Atwood Foundation, Northern VA
Board Member of Unity Recovery in Philadelphia, PA
STAR(Striving To Achieve Recovery) Family Program Facilitator at the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center
She consults with healthcare organizations and law enforcement to better serve families impacted by substance use, is the creator of the first ever Family Recovery Conference, a virtual conference for families impacted by substance use. When Google wanted to know how to help families impacted by mental health and substance use better, they asked Shelly what she thought they should do.When's she not helping individuals & families, studying the latest brain science research, disrupting patterns and encouraging movement, she's dancing at concerts, practicing the art of relaxation somewhere warm and sandy or stirring it up over long table dinners with family & friends