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April 2021

Peer Recovery Center of Excellence: Announcing Community Town Hall Meetings

4/16/2021 - 4/16/2021

Join us for our inaugural Town Hall Meeting!
Connecting Substance Use and Recovery Organizations through Communication & Discussion
The Peer Recovery Center of Excellence, a peer-led national center providing training and technical assistance related to substance use disorder recovery, is pleased to announce Town Hall Meetings.
On a bi-monthly basis, we will bring together substance use and recovery providers, advocates, and organizations to discuss challenges and advancements and encourage momentum in our community.

Upcoming dates:

The Peer Recovery Center of Excellence is a resource to individuals, organizations and systems working to advance the successful implementation of peer support model of recovery in an array of settings.

 


Location: Virtual
Contact Name: info@peerrecoverynow.org
For more information: https://peerrecoverynow.org/pdf/Town_Hall_Presentation_Slides_4.16.2021.pdf


March 2021

Essential Skills in Volunteer Management: Mobilizing the Power of the Recovery Community

3/9/2021 - 8/24/2021

Peer Recovery Center of Excellence Learning Collaborative: Essential Skills in Volunteer Management: Mobilizing the Power of the Recovery Community
Essential Skills in Volunteer Management: Mobilizing the Power of the Recovery Community is a six-month learning collaborative for Recovery Community Organization leadership, volunteer coordinators, and/or lead volunteers looking for guidance on how to lead volunteer programs with purpose.
The Peer Recovery Center of Excellence in collaboration with the Minnesota Association for Volunteer Administrators is offering this unique learning experience to Recovery Community Organization (RCO) leaders. Participants will acquire skills in designing and developing volunteer programs for their organization, receive coaching to achieve a better understanding of volunteer management strategies, and become part of a larger group of peers working together around similar goals. Each session in the Learning Collaborative incorporates a diversity, equity, and inclusion lens.
Registration has closed for this Learning Collaborative, however, the Peer Recovery CoE will be uploading the recorded sessions. The Learning Collaborative consists of eight facilitated sessions and six "Ask the Expert" sessions. We will post the recording within one week post session. You may view them on the Peer Recovery CoE Vimeo Channel: https://vimeo.com/channels/1689988 or check back here for the latest session recording.

Session 1: March 9, 2021
Session 2: March 30, 2021
Session 3: April 20, 2021
Session 4: May 11, 2021
Session 5: June 1, 2021
Session 6: June 22, 2021
Session 7: July 13, 2021
Session 8: August 3, 2021

Location: Virtual
Contact Name: Cindy Christy
Contact Email: christyc@umkc.edu


February 2021

Meet & Greet - Peer Recovery Center of Excellence

2/25/2021

Meet & Greet sessions will be an informal "get to know you" meeting is open to anyone interested in learning more about the Peer Recovery Center of Excellence.
Future Meet & Greet sessions will be held monthly on the fourth Thursday of each month from 2 pm - 3 pm Eastern
(1 pm Central / 12 pm Mountain / 11 am Pacific)
Please click on the following zoom link (or copy and paste into your browser) to join the first session on Thursday, February 25, 2021: https://umsystem.zoom.us/j/93323059036?pwd=SHg0UzdnOGFNL0hmeEVMZ0VmUUZ6Zz09&from=addon  


Location: virtual
Contact Name: info@peerrecoverynow.org


The Impact of Compassion Fatigue in Peer Support Work

2/18/2021

The Impact of Compassion Fatigue in Peer Support Work
Please Note: This full-day training was not recorded due to the sensitive nature of the discussion
This one-day training is essential for the peer workforce. Compassion Fatigue is real and prevalent for those working in the human services field or any other role that is focused on caring for others. It is now considered an organizational contagion. Its insidious quality can corrode the individual’s emotional, mental, and physical health. It also can destroy relationships, family and career. If compassion fatigue is not recognized and addressed, it can lead to complete burnout. This training is essential for anyone working with vulnerable populations. Many people who have chosen to work in this field have experiential expertise in trauma. This elevates the risk for developing compassion fatigue. Compassion Fatigue can be detrimental to their emotional, physical, and mental health. Learn about the risks, symptoms, and solutions to keep you healthy and balanced while you help others. Don’t let the “cost of caring” take away the very reason you came into this field.
Presentation slides: https://peerrecoverynow.org/pdf/ppt_slides/CompassionFatigueFINAL.pdf



Ethics, Values and Boundaries in Peer Recovery Support Work

2/4/2021

This full-day training was not recorded due to the sensitive nature of the discussion.
This one-day interactive training provides a comprehensive look into ethical codes of conduct and their role in Peer Support Services. Often ethical codes are muddied when working with human beings struggling with obstacles such as substance use and mental health challenges. This may be particularly true in Peer Support Services. Participants will study the types of boundaries that exist in human behavior and what drives them. With a self-assessment process, participants will discover their own personal boundaries and how that may affect their work and their lives. Topics include morals, values, boundaries, and confidentiality laws; core competencies and practice guidelines; iatrogenic, fiduciary, multi-party vulnerability; ethical decision-making; national standards.
Presentation Slides: https://peerrecoverynow.org/pdf/ppt_slides/EthicsValuesandBoundariesTrainingFINAL.pdf



January 2021

The Impact of Compassion Fatigue in Peer Support Work

1/26/2021

This full-day training was not recorded due to the sensitive nature of the discussion.
Presentation slides: https://peerrecoverynow.org/pdf/ppt_slides/CompassionFatigueFINAL.pdf

 


 



Ethics, Values and Boundaries in Peer Recovery Support Work

1/12/2021

This full-day training was not recorded due to the sensitive nature of the discussion. 
Presentation Slides: https://peerrecoverynow.org/pdf/ppt_slides/EthicsValuesandBoundariesTrainingFINAL.pdf



December 2020

Words Matter: Language and Stigma Reduction

12/16/2020

Recorded Webinar: Words Matter: Language and Stigma Reduction
This webinar explores how the words we use affect individuals in recovery. Research on common terminology will be discussed and commonly held beliefs and myths will be debunked. Participants will learn strategies to eliminate stigmatizing language through storytelling and conducting a stigma audit.
Recording: https://vimeo.com/511637580
Transcript: https://peerrecoverynow.org/pdf/transcripts/transcript_words_matter_webinar_12.16.2020.pdf
Presentation slides: https://peerrecoverynow.org/pdf/ppt_slides/WordsMatterLanguageAndStigmaReductionFINAL.pdf



Guiding Principles of Recovery

12/8/2020

Recorded Webinar: Guiding Principles of Recovery
This webinar explores definitions of recovery and the 10 guiding principles, drawing on research, practice, and personal experience of recovering individuals. Participants will advance their understanding of the four major dimensions that support a life in recovery: home, health, purpose, and community. Understanding the guiding principles will help advance recovery opportunities and apply these concepts for use by peers, families, funders, providers, and others.
Recording: https://vimeo.com/511706430
Transcript: https://peerrecoverynow.org/pdf/transcripts/transcript_guiding_principles_12.8.2020.pdf
Presentation slides: https://peerrecoverynow.org/pdf/ppt_slides/GuidingPrinciplesFINAL.pdf



November 2020

What is an RCO? Best Practices and National Standards

11/30/2020

Recorded Webinar: What is an RCO? Best Practices and National Standards
A growing network of recovery community organizations (RCOs) have proliferated across the country, creating cultures of recovery and advancing recovery-positive attitudes and programs. This webinar will provide an overview of the types of RCO’s, what they do, and the best practices that have led to their success in outreach and engagement of people in recovery in rural and urban communities across the nation.
Recorded Webinar: https://vimeo.com/511699064
Transcript: https://peerrecoverynow.org/pdf/transcripts/transcript_what_is_an_rco_11.30.2020.pdf
Presentation Slides: https://peerrecoverynow.org/pdf/ppt_slides/WhatIsAnRCOFINAL.pdf



Recovery Community Asset Mapping

11/18/2020

Recorded Webinar: Recovery Community Asset Mapping
This webinar will explore the use of community asset mapping as a strengths-based approach to identifying the human, material, entrepreneurial and other resources in the community that support a life in recovery for everyone. Participants will learn how to tap into underutilized resources and bring people together for a common cause. This interconnectedness begins on the individual level and expands to the neighborhoods and communities where people live, including identifying the natural helpers so vital to sustaining long-term recovery.
Recording: https://vimeo.com/511674059
Transcript: https://peerrecoverynow.org/pdf/transcripts/transcript_recovery_community_asset_mapping_11.18.2020.pdf
Presentation slides: https://peerrecoverynow.org/pdf/ppt_slides/RecoveryCommunityAsset_Mapping.pdf



October 2020

Creating a Recovery-Ready Community

10/26/2020

Recorded Webinar: Creating a Recovery-Ready Community
This webinar will explore the recovery-ready ecosystems model and community framework from the individual level to the policy level. The speaker will present information about models of peer-delivered recovery support services; including recovery community organizations, recovery housing, recovery high schools, employment and education, and re-entry support.
Recording: https://vimeo.com/511682003
Transcript: https://peerrecoverynow.org/pdf/transcripts/transcript_recovery_ready_community.10.26.2020.pdf
Presentation slides: https://peerrecoverynow.org/pdf/ppt_slides/CreatingRecovery-ReadyCommunityFINAL.pdf