The celebrated, interactive training for people working in peer-based recovery and harm reduction support services. Experienced remotely. This scheduled training is approved for 18 CEUs by the Pennsylvania Certification Board and sponsored by Unity Recovery.
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Tens of thousands of people are trained as peer recovery coaches; many now work in a rapidly growing and changing Peer Recovery Support Services field across a wide variety of service settings. Several of the key tenets in peer recovery coaching are: ‘Meet people where they are at’; ‘You are in recovery when you say you are’; and ‘There are many pathways to recovery’. Still, harm reduction as pathway to and of recovery from addiction remains widely misunderstood. Abstinence- based pathways have for decades dominated the helping services of addiction recovery. Recovery coaches may struggle with coaching a harm reduction pathway for many reasons, including: Lack of understanding about harm reduction; personal, institutional, and cultural bias; and/or lack of exposure to people achieving recovery outcomes through nontraditional means.
Recovery Coaching a Harm Reduction Pathway© comes just in time for a new phase in recovery coaching development alongside a swelling harm reduction movement across North America. A handful of leaders in both the peer recovery supports and harm reduction movements collaborated to bring this curriculum to its current form. RCHRP utilizes adult learning theory concepts and modalities to address knowledge, attitudes, practices, access to resources, and coaching skills. As this training explores sensitive topics, its design and delivery are highly trauma-informed. Each class becomes a safe place for self-examination and practice from the outset.
Participants will be able to:
Develop a personal action plan for further development of harm reduction recovery coaching skills
CEU breakdown by ICRC Domains
Support = 3; Ethics. = 4; Advocacy = 6; Mentoring = 5SCHEDULE
Five 3.25-hour sessions and three hours of self-paced learning activities. Each session includes a 15-minute break. Session dates/times are:
WHO BENEFITS FROM THIS TRAINING?
Active or prospective peer recovery support specialists; Recovery Community Organization personnel; harm reduction services personnel; recovery housing service providers; substance use disorder treatment providers; medical and psychiatric services providers; peers and family members in recovery.
Completion of a recognized 30-46-hour recovery coaching fundamentals training, such as the CCAR Recovery Coach Academy, is strongly suggested but not required.
HOW DOES THIS WORK REMOTELY?
Shortly after you register, you will receive an invitation to the first Zoom session including instructions for joining by video and phone. You will be able to participate in real time throughout the training with trainers and other participants as part of large and small groups. Feel free to pick a fun background in Zoom!
Note: Though you will receive a new invite via Zoom for each day of the training, you will only need to pay for the training once upon registering here.
We'll provide you some basic instructions for participating via Zoom, and here are some of the basics: You can join the Zoom meeting by simply clicking the link provided to you upon registering. You may choose to call into one of the phone numbers provided for audio or just use your computer's audio system. We suggest using a computer to be able to see people and the presentation clearly, and to do your best to secure a private space with limited noise/distractions. You will need to click "start video" in the lower left corner of your Zoom window upon entering the training. You'll be muted upon entering but you can hold down the space bar on your computer to speak.
You may choose to purchase a ticket that includes a mailed hard copy participant manual or a ticket that includes a digital-only, fillable PDF participant manual sent by email.
A signed certificate reflecting 18 contact hours across multiple peer recovery support specialist IC&RC domains are awarded upon completion of this training and the participants' submission of an evaluation. Note that 3 of these 18 hours are homework assignments which involve responses to brief reading or video prompts. CEUs for this course are currently accepted in TN, NH, NY, TX, MD. Contact us for assistance in having this training approved by your state's credentialing body.
Refunds requested up to seven days prior to the first training day will be paid in full. Later requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
ABOUT THE TRAINERS
Jim Wuelfing is owner and principle associate of the New England Center, dedicated to exceptional training, facilitation and consulting services for nearly40 years. In the recovery supports arena he has been a major contributor in the design and delivery of several curricula including the CCAR Recovery Coach Academy and CCAR Ethical Considerations for Recovery Coaches, as well as SOS Developing Excellence in Recovery Coaching and Recovery Coaching a Harm Reduction Pathway. He has aided in the formation of several statewide recovery community organizations and has served on the board of the Massachusetts Organization of Addiction Recovery. Jim also has a decades-long experience working on social justice issues focusing on racial inequities and understanding the dynamics of power and privilege. He co-wrote with Arthur Woodard, Jr. the nationally well-received training Racism of the Well-Intended.
Dean LeMire is owner and principal associate of The LeMire Group LLC, a recovery services consulting and training agency based in Dover, NH. In his various roles across the substance use disorder continuum of care, Dean has facilitated expansion of improved, person-centered, and community-based service delivery. In New Hampshire Dean was instrumental in forming a statewide network of Recovery Community Organizations, as well as a statewide network of harm reduction service programs as a founding board member of the New Hampshire Harm Reduction Coalition and as co-founder of Hand Up Health Services, a county-wide syringe services program. Dean has trained peer recovery support specialists since 2016 and co-developed Recovery Coaching a Harm Reduction Pathway© with Jim Wuelfing in 2019.
More info about this training at: thelemiregroup.com/rchrp-info
Host and training contact: Dean LeMire & Jim Wuelfing, firstname.lastname@example.org