Here’s a great article from SAMSHA on Core Competencies for Peer Support Workers; https://www.samhsa.gov/brss-tacs/core-competencies-peer-workers
This training is traveling around to many Recovery Centers in NH:
June 23rd, White Horse Addiction Center; http://www.whitehorseac.com/
June 28th, Safe Harbor Recovery Center – Portsmouth; https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=safe%20harbor%20recovery%20center
June 29th, North Country Serenity Center; http://northcountryserenitycenter.org/
July 7th, GTFRC, Tilton; https://www.facebook.com/GTAFRC/
July 14th, Keene Serenity Center; https://www.facebook.com/Keene-Serenity-Center-245713058968823/
About this event
Bernadette Gleeson, trainer
This training will include a deep look at:
- Our beliefs about what addiction and recovery are, as to make sure that our beliefs do not cause any unintended barriers to the people we serve
- The role of a Recovery Coach (research/legitimacy on peer support and TRS)
- Quick history of Recovery Movement/RCO’s/RCC’s (where does it all fit)
- Numbers and research on recovery
- True deep look at multiple pathways
- ROSC, Recovery Capital, Recovery Management
- Coaches role in building Recovery Capital
Goals of Training
- Build on foundational knowledge that was learned in RCA.
- Provide contextual and historical knowledge to where and how RCO’s/RCC’s fit in the movement, as well as the research/foundational legitimacy around peer support.
- Hone current acquired skills, and add new skills and tools to amplify and elevate the
RC’s/volunteers experiential expertise.
- Shift the way that we think about, feel about, interact with, and deliver services to people with SUDs and people in recovery.
- Learn historical context and knowledge as it relates to the Recovery Movement and where/how RCO’s/RCC’s fit within the movement.
- Differentiate between the role of a RC and all other service providers.
- Demonstrate an understanding of multiple pathways to/in/of recovery.
- Describe how/where RCO’s/RCC’s fit into Recovery-Oriented Systems of Care, what their role is in Recovery Management, and how to help recoverees build internal and external Recovery Capital.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the existing research on recovery.
- Define addiction and recovery in a way that the general public can understand – making sure that their language aligns with the possibility and probability of recovery with the right opportunities.
- Learn how to share their story from a place of light, and one that highlights how the general public can be an opportunity for people with SUDs to be alive in recovery.
- Practice repertoire of skills learned through completion of “journey work” at the end of each training – to be returned and evaluated by direct supervisor.
If you are working towards your Certified Recovery Support Worker credential and are looking for supervision to meet those requirements, here are a few agencies that are offering it for free:
Safe Harbor Recovery Center, 865 Islington Street, Portsmouth; Mondays 10-12; https://www.facebook.com/events/1456027377795355/
SOS Recovery Center.
White Horse Addiction Center, 68 NH16B, Center Ossipee, 603.651.1441; 10-12, Every Friday except the first Friday of the month.
In this virtual event, SAMHSA’s Bringing Recovery Supports to Scale Technical Assistance Center Strategy (BRSS TACS) team will bring together national experts to define recovery housing, its association with recovery-oriented supports and services, and emerging opportunities to promote recovery housing in the community.
Jason Howell, Executive Director, RecoveryPeople
Rachel Post, Public Policy Director, Central City Concern
Trina Frierson, President and CEO, Mending Hearts
Moderated by Jonathan Cox, Senior Associate, Center for Social Innovation
Recovery housing provides a living environment that offers peer support and other recovery support resources to assist individuals with entering and sustaining recovery from substance use disorders. Recovery housing is an umbrella term that includes recovery residences, sober homes, halfway houses, and other settings. In recent years, recovery housing has received increased attention as an important recovery support service as our nation works to increase treatment to and provides services such as housing for people in recovery.
Recovery LIVE! participants engage directly with presenters and each other through live chatting, polls, and other interactive features. Be part of the conversation—register today!
The New England School of Addiction and Prevention Studies, commonly called Summer School, is a four-day intensive experience for participants to further their knowledge, skills, and experience in the field of substance use disorder services through in-depth coursework.
Individuals may select topic specific tracks where similar topic courses have been grouped together or, if a participant would like to tailor their experiences even more, they may select specific courses from different focus areas. These focus areas have been designed to meet the needs of various audiences. Potential attendees will notice there is programming intended for many different partners in the world of substance use disorder prevention, treatment, intervention and recovery. Whether you are a new addiction counselor, a juvenile probation officer, a recovery coach, or a licensed clinician, you will find unique offerings within this year’s program. Over 80 courses are offered. D
The Summer School is appropriate for anyone who recognizes the impact of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs on individuals, families, and communities. Each year, participants from many disciplines come together to form a unique and diverse learning community.
Click here for additional information http://www.neias.org/?page=SS17_General_InfoB