Residential Treatment Programs
Drug Courts and Family Courts
Veterans Specialty Courts
Angel Programs in Police Departments
Hospitals (addressing High- Utilization issues)
Community Recovery Centers
Faith Based Recovery Programs
"Is this the best way to determine if the applicant has all the necessary skills to serve as an effective recovery coach?"
We think the CART Recovery Coach Professional designation is a better way. CART does believe in the science. The science will be learned through 60 hours of CART-approved training. CART will also ask for a resume and/or a written history of addiction recovery experience. However, CART feels there is more an organization can do to accurately assess an individual's skill. We are bringing back a live interview process to see if the candidate has the “art”. During the interview, a panel of peers will assess whether or not the candidate is actively listening, asking good questions, managing their personal biases and treating people as resources. CART believes these skills are the essence of recovery coaching which we define as the “art”. To earn the Recovery Coach Professional designation, the applicant must pass this rigorous, live interview process. There is no written test . RCP can be an incredible first step towards the Colorado Peer and Family Support Credential.
PROPOSED SCOPE OF WORK FOR AN ON-CALL COACH PROGRAM IN AN EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT OR HOSPITAL SETTING:
Purpose: Trained recovery coaches, reach out to ED patients and their families with hope, care and the concept that recovery is possible and provide assistance when a desire for recovery is indicated.
Who: Overdose patient (priority) and any patient with alcohol/substance use reason for ED visit.
How: 1. ED staff identifies patient, obtains consent then calls answering service that will dispatch coach.
2. Coaches will immediately call hospital and respond in person within 2 hours or less.
3. Coach will engage patient and if patient needs detox or inpatient treatment, coach will help find a provider and transport if needed.
4. Coach will help with finding Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT), out-patient, and other types of formal treatment options.
5. Coach will enroll patient in enhanced Telephone Recovery Support (TRS) program (patient will get called daily for the next 10 days) then weekly if desired.
6. Coach will be providing recovery support information to patient and/or friends and family. This can include 12-step, community, on-line and other recovery resources.
7. Embark/PCA will encourage your ED coaches to use “prescription pad” style resource handout that can be attached to discharge paperwork or given to patient friend/family members
Studies show that peer professionals perform better in a work situation with appropriate supervision. There are at least 2 types of supervisors that we focus on with 2 different Peer Supervisor trainings- "Coachervision" - and "Effective Peer Supervision". The supervisor who is a peer themselves or familiar with working with peer coaches and has been promoted and the supervisor for an existing team or organization that plans to bring a peer coach on board. . We offer 2 types of Peer Supervision training to address the needs of these 2 types of supervisors.
1) CCAR's "Coachervision" is for peer to peer supervision and explores supporting a newer coach's growth.
• Define expectations of Recovery Coach oversight
• Understand the complexity and intricacy of the Recovery Coach role
• Understand how organizational culture can support a Coachervision model
• Learn the importance of accountability for both the Coachervisor and
• How to support Recovery Coaches in professional settings
2) "Effective Peer Supervision" is an F2F and online collaborative learning training which offers insight into how best to integrate a peer into your team and how to include "removing barriers and promoting recovery" into the workplace on a daily basis. Designed for the existing supervisor who is adding peer coaches to the team for the first time,"Effective Peer Supervision" includes 6-9 months follow up and an online learning collaborative to promote peer integration and learning for the supervisor.
As Recovery Coaching is a peer-based service, there hasn't been a need for documentation - and without documentation, there isn't data to report. However, as more and more organizations have begun utilizing coaches to provide support services for those in recovery from alcohol and other addictions, we are finding more and more articles written to show support of this model.