Recovery Month is Right Around the Corner!
Recovery Month celebrates the gains made by those in recovery from substance use and mental health, just as we celebrate improvements made by those who are managing other health conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, asthma, and heart disease.
Each September, Recovery Month works to promote and support new evidence-based treatment and recovery practices, the emergence of a strong and proud recovery community, and the dedication of service providers and community members across the nation who make recovery in all its forms possible.
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Training Series! Four Sessions Left!
Skill Development Series for Peer Recovery Support Specialists
Continuing monthly through the end of the year, the Peer Recovery CoE is hosting monthly training sessions for Certified Peer Recovery Support Specialists (PRSS).
The purpose of this training series is to provide recurring opportunities for peer recovery support specialists from across the country to build foundational skills that are necessary for effective peer support service provision. Each of the 6 topics will be offered twice per year* in order to accommodate PRSS who are new to the field and those who would like to brush up on their basics. Additionally, these trainings may serve as an option for TA requesters looking to build their skills as PRSS.
In complement to the Communities of Practice, these training sessions will be structured in such a way as to support concrete skill development including group discussion, presentation, facilitated activities, and more. Through this training series we aim to better equip the PRSS workforce with the skills necessary for the effective, professional, and intentional provision of peer support services. Find out more.
The Peer Recovery CoE hosts monthly communities of practice, a type of affinity call, as spaces for peer recovery support specialists and those who supervise them to network, learn, share, practice, and grow together. The goal of these calls is to bring together a variety of diverse perspectives from across the country to share in mutual learning that is centered on topics relevant to the peer workforce.
August CoP for Peer Support Recovery Specialists
Supporting Pregnant and Parenting People
August 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm Eastern
August CoP for Peer Supervisors
Supervising Veterans Providing Peer Services
August 24, @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm Eastern
Facilitator: Dr. Kathy Cash
Upcoming Training & Events from the Peer Recovery CoE
Implementing Peer Services in Warmline and Hotline Settings
- Workshop Sessions through August 31st - Find out more
- Core Training: Intro to Equitable Remote Peer Support Work
Wednesday, August 24, 2022
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Eastern - (11am Central / 10am Mountain / 9am Pacific)
- Core Training: Intro to Equitable Policy & Training Development
Friday, August 26, 2022
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Eastern -
(11am Central / 10am Mountain / 9am Pacific)
Skill Development Series for Peer Recovery Support Specialists, Find out more.
- Exploring Multiple Pathways to Recovery - September 19, 2022
- Developing Skills as Professionals - October 18, 2022
Ethics in Peer-Based Services: A Fundamental Exploration of Theory and Practice
Wednesday, August 24, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - Find out more
How Do We Support & Grow the Deaf & Hard of Hearing Recovery Community?
A Listening Session: September 8, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 4:oo pm Eastern - Find out more
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Meet Our Organizational Stakeholders of the Month
The Peer Recovery CoE, along with our Steering Committee member, Michael King, are pleased to announce our latest Organizational Stakeholders of the Month! Each month, we will select a few of our stakeholders in order to highlight their incredible work at our monthly stakeholder calls, in the newsletter, and our podcast. Learn more about our featured stakeholders below.
Recovery Café Frogtown model begins with the understanding that every human being is precious and worthy of love regardless of past trauma, mental and emotional anguish, addictive behaviors, or mistakes made. The model is a membership-based model requiring commitments that are held through loving accountability.
Everyone is a contributor in the model, which allows for mutually liberating relationships which cross socio-economic, racial, religious, gender, and other barriers that exist in the larger culture. By practicing radical hospitality, the model supports everyone wherever they are on their journey and encourages multiple pathways to recovery. From this place of deep knowing and deep loving, the model raises leaders from within its community to share their gifts and follow at the point of other gifts. This model provides support, resources, and a community of care along the entire continuum of a person’s need for recovery assistance.
Recovery Café Frogtown is a community of individuals who have been traumatized by homelessness, addiction, and other mental health challenges. They believe everyone needs to know that they are loved and have gifts to share. RCF supports the development of the mind, body, and spirit of individuals desiring recovery. By creating a community committed to love, support, community, and inclusion. The provide an environment that will support recovery. Recovery Café Frogtown thrives to implement equity, trauma-informed healing, family stability, and self-sufficiency.
Their Vision: "Through a connected community, members will sustain long-term recovery. The goal is not simply survival but developing thriving members who reach their full potential." Thanks for being our August Stakeholder of the Month!
The National Peer Recovery Alliance (NPRA) is a consortium of peer support specialists dedicated to building a more unified, empowered peer workforce to support individuals with substance use disorders. NPRA was started in 2020 and officially became a Division of ARCHway Institute in 2021. NPRA continues to grow and carry out their mission: "Our mission is for the position to support, rather than hinder, that recovery."
For many peers, our long-term recovery is rooted in giving back and supporting others impacted by substance use disorders. However, we know that our recovery has to be strong and that there needs: proper support, supervision, stable career options, and more. Shout out to Emily Stuckey for a terrific presentation on our July "Organizational Stakeholders" Call. You can view Emily's presentation slides here.
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