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Here are some highlights from last years Recovery Month Celebration!!
TRS is an innovative, peer-to-peer support service developed by CCAR and extended to PCA Colorado. Trained volunteers that are, in many cases, in recovery themselves, make weekly calls to “check in” and see how people are doing. Recoverees are offered support; encouragement and information about resources that may help them maintain their recovery.
The beauty is in the simplicity. TRS helps people stay in recovery. Sometimes just a phone call can make someone feel wanted, cared about and included. Dare, we say “loved”. When making the call, the volunteer will feel rewarded when they have spoken with someone. They share in joys and sorrows, triumphs and setbacks. They have the satisfaction of giving back, of making a difference. It’s a classic win-win scenario. Volunteer to make calls or sign up to receive calls. Give some love. Get some love.
TRS is two-directional volunteer service. You can agree and sign up to receive recovery support calls- 1x weekly call for a standard 12 weeks. Someone will call you, check in, provide brief support and give opportunities for discussion. Give you some love. You can opt out or request continued support any time.
The outgoing recovery support calls are made by selected volunteers as well. After being screened and trained, individuals will make basic support calls weekly to provide check-ins to people who have requested support. You give some love, you get some love. The calls are meant to be brief, personal, and focused expressions of support.
PCA is utilizing the HIPAA-compliant easy and interactive web portal created by the superstars at mTreatment. As a service provider we get your own portal that recoverees can sign up for and access for free! This portal will allow us to connect with recoverees while also enabling us to get the information we need. With our access control system, you can request information and have the patient release it to you directly through the portal. We can also provide written referrals for resources directly to the recovery privately and securely.
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It has been long established that achieving recovery from an alcohol or other drug use disorder is associated with increased bio behavioral stress. To enhance the chances of recovery, a variety of psychological, physical, social, and environmental resources, known as "recovery capital", are deemed important as they can help reduce this high stress burden.
PCA has engaged Faces and Voices of Recovery (FAVOR) using their Recovery Data Platform (RDP) and a more questionnaire to help determine a recoverees Recovery Capital gains during early the early recovery process.
TRS will participate in tracking generic information about our recoverees and their Recovery Capitol and track this data anonymously to create a snapshot of the effects of recovery support in Colorado.
We hope you will volunteer to provide Telephone Recovery Support Calls, or be a Peer Facilitator for groups, or help build our state resource directory. We can provide Community Support Credits for many counties.
Peer-based recovery support services (P-BRSS) and the broader and more distinct arena of recovery coaching are growing exponentially in the United States and other countries. Peers, generally defined as people with lived experience of addiction recovery, are providing a wide variety of support services from initial outreach and engagement to long-term personal/family recovery support and doing so within a growing variety of service settings, including recovery community organizations, harm reduction programs, addiction treatment programs, primary health care facilities, the criminal justice system, and the child welfare system. The growth of P-BRSS has triggered policy makers, planners, payors, and local service providers to question the degree to which such expansions are justified by studies of the effectiveness of such services.
“Anyone in the recovery field. The CCAR Recovery Coach Academy© is an innovative new approach to healing people’s lives that is unlike any other training. Utilizing a dynamic approach to learning that blends both process and content, the CCAR Recovery Coach Academy© offers a once-in-a-lifetime experience that has been referred to as “pure recovery genius”, If you’re ready to learn, be challenged, and reap valuable rewards for life, the CCAR Recovery Coach Academy© is a must for anyone in the recovery field.” This includes coaches, recovery support specialists, peer support specialists. Here are some thoughts from previous graduates.
Your trainings can be credited toward a certification, a professional designation, or the Colorado State Peer and Family Support Credential. These indicate that you have some knowledge about coaching. There are many organizations that are utilizing peer support professionals and the trend is growing. Our staff can help guide you in this process. Of course, you still have to get and keep the job.
PCA utilizes the event-hosting app www.universe.com/pcacolorado to display and manage trainings and events for registration and payment. Click on the highlighted training on calendar to find more information on the trainings.
Recovery Coaches and Peer Specialists have become an integral part of many effective recovery organization. PCA supports this professional evolution and suggest a 60 hour training menu that includes 32 hours CCAR Recovery Coach Academy, 12 hour Ethical Considerations, 12 hours Professionalism for Coaches, 6 hours Medication Supported Recovery. Other options for the 60 hour credentials are listed below. PCA provides the required education hours for at least 3 nationally recognized accreditations
PCA supports 3 professional accreditation programs for peer coaches:
1) CCAR Recovery Coach (RCP) Professional Designation- 60 hours, a verbal test, an ethics exam - $195 renewable every 2 years www.ccar.us
2) Colorado Peer and Family Support Credential $225= www.copeercert.com
3) NAADAC - Minimum of 60 contact hours of peer recovery focused training to include education in documentation, community/family education, case management, Recovery-Oriented Systems of Care (ROSC). www.naadac.org/NCPRSS
PCA is proud to deliver the CCAR Recovery Coach Academy- a four day training program designed to provide participants with a general understanding of what it takes to be a Recovery Coach, which we define as anyone interested in promoting recovery by removing barriers and obstacles to recovery and serving as a personal guide and mentor for people seeking or already in recovery. There are no prerequisites for attending this class and ALL are welcome! Each participant can earn 30 hours CEU's
Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) & Medication Supported Recovery (MSR) can be important components of addiction treatment modalities and recovery pathways.
This full day workshop offers Recovery Coaches/Certified Peer Recovery Specialists (CPRS) and other Peer Professionals the opportunity to understand and explore the concepts and realities of MAT/MSR as components of addiction treatment and as a contributor to sustainable recovery.
CCAR is thrilled to announce a new training program as a supplement to our nationally recognized Recovery Coaches Academy, entitled. Spirituality for Recovery Coaches. While training the RCA, CCAR has been gathering feedback and making plans to offer additional training opportunities for Recovery Coaches. Deciding on which topics to cover for follow-up trainings has been difficult. 12 hours of CEU's available.
Recovery coaching as a peer-to-peer recovery support services has grown exponentially over the past four years. Over 2000 coaches have been trained using the CCAR Recovery Coach Academy alone. The issue of ethical consideration has been discussed in many circles yet formal training has been lacking.
These trainings are designed by our partners to develop stronger coaching skills
This new training is for coaches seeking opportunities to provide recovery support services in a variety of professional settings such as emergency rooms, court systems, treatment centers, and others. The 12-hour curriculum will prepare coaches in ten different characteristics commonly associated with professionalism: accountability, appearance, etiquette, organizational skills, communication, ethics and boundaries, reliability, demeanor, maintaining poise, competence, and self-care.
30 hours We have developed this new program to help anyone working with a Veteran of the Armed Services. Instead of providing our Veterans with the typical resources through the VA and DOD, this training will focus on Veterans returning home and navigating the new community. It doesn’t matter if you are a Veteran, a person in recovery, a friend, a family member of someone in recovery, or recovery all. this course will provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to mentor Veterans.
6 hours of introduction and overview designed specifically for parents and loved ones of people dealings with substance use issues. Boundaries, guilt, and stigma are just the beginning of this training.
$125 each/ $350
We have three unique Motivational Interviewing skills development workshops for Recovery Coaches. The series is called Motivational Interviewing for Recovery Coaches/Certified Recovery Peer Advocates (A)(B)(C). Each is six hours long. They are developed specifically for peers with deep historical and foundation concepts provided. They each are split between presentation & facilitation of exercise, role & real play interactions.
12 hours of Self-Care insight. Among human services and healthcare providers with high rates of mission-driven stress, secondary trauma and burn-out, it’s a pretty well-known concept. There are professional opportunities to learn what it is and how to implement it organizationally, as well as dedicated, paid time to practice self-care for individuals. In fact, Meaningful Trainings has written and delivered more than a few customized self-care workshops for employers and employee
After our TRS program roll-out, we intend to offer Tele-Coaching services. The more visible differences between the Recovery Support calls and Tele-Coaching will be the type of supportive services provided. Tele-coaching will be offered by Certified Peer Recovery Coaches and fees are attached to these services. The support will be more expansive and the conversations will likely be more personal.
Peer Supervision is part of the services offered by PCA to coaches and their employers- 1x monthly group calls and continuing 1 hour education monthly are part of the packaging.
PCA has proudly enlisted the accuity of National Advocates- FAVOR. As a member of their Association of Community Recovery Organizations we have engaged their Recovery Data Platform (RDP) which will help us easily track, manage, and analyze recovery data. Simple report-building tools make reporting to our customers a snap. Cloud-based- anytime, anywhere.
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The CCAR Recovery Coach Academy© is a 4-day intensive training academy focusing on providing individuals with the skills need to guide, mentor and support anyone who would like to enter into or sustain long-term recovery from an addiction to alcohol or other drugs. Provided in a retreat like environment, the CCAR Recovery Coach Academy© prepares participants by helping them to actively listen, ask really good questions, and discover and manage their own stuff.Peer Coach Academy Colorado facilitates a 32 hour Recovery Coach Academy Training over 2 consecutive Thursdays/Fridays beginning 08/3-4 and ending 08/10-11.PCA utilizes the CCAR curriculum exclusively. The CCAR Recovery Coach Academy© was conceived in 2008 in response to the needs of volunteers in the CCAR recovery community centers. They asked for more training to better handle the variety of scenarios and situations generated from recoverees who frequented the centers. This included engagement and communication skills. When graduates returned from the academy, they started calling themselves “recovery coaches”CCAR Recovery Coach Academy©participants will:
CCAR Recovery Coach Academy agenda breakdown Each day of the Recovery Coach Academy© is set up so that participants gain the necessary skills and knowledge to be a Recovery Coach by using the principles behind adult learning theory which states:•Adults are internally motivated and self-directed•Adults bring life experiences and knowledge to learning experiences•Adults are goal oriented•Adults are relevancy oriented•Adults are practical•Adult learners like to be respected
The lessons taught in the CCAR Recovery Coach Academy© expand way beyond the role of recovery coach, as many graduates leave feeling a greater sense of self, solidifying their position as allies in the every changing recovery community.Recognized nationally as the original and leading recovery offering of its kind, CCAR’s Recovery Coach Academy© is an innovative new approach to healing people's lives that is unlike any other training. It offers participants the once-in-a-lifetime experience to gain new knowledge, be challenged, and reap valuable rewards, providing the essential learning, tools, and resources needed to become an effective recovery coach.The CCAR mission and vision can be seen in everything we do, and our guiding principles are woven throughout the Recovery Coach Academy©, making it one of the most sought out recovery oriented training programs. Graduates will receive 32 Education Hours to apply towards any professional peer credential. Graduates can also receive 30 hours of CEU's.
"Anyone in the recovery field. The CCAR Recovery Coach Academy© is an innovative new approach to healing people's lives that is unlike any other training. Utilizing a dynamic approach to learning that blends both process and content, the CCAR Recovery Coach Academy© offers a once-in-a-lifetime experience that has been referred to as "pure recovery genius", If you're ready to learn, be challenged, and reap valuable rewards for life, the CCAR Recovery Coach Academy© is a must for anyone in the recovery field."