We must be united in the war against addiction! My mission is to unite organizations,support groups, and everyone else who needs a helping hand. I am here to educate equip and develop a Recovery resource Network. My hope is that everyone gets the help they need and no one is left behind or alone in their fight for freedom from addiction. Join me and lets fight the good fight! Our Philosophy: Instigate, Agitate, Educate, and Liberate!
Supporting Youth Recovery: An Innovative New Certificate Program
e you a young person in long-term recovery who is looking to enter the behavioral health workforce to help support young people and their families? Are you a family member of a young person who has experienced addiction challenges and recovery? Do you have lived experience with addiction and recovery and want to learn more about how to provide recovery support services to youth, adolescents, transition-aged youth and their families? Then we are looking for you!
The Council is excited to offer an innovative certificate program to prepare individuals to provide peer-based recovery support services to youth, adolescents, young adults, and their families.
The Peer Paraprofessional Certificate in Supporting Youth Recovery goesbeyond the current requirements for the Certified Recovery Specialist (CRS) Credential in Pennsylvania by providing students with enhanced and specialized training to work with youth, adolescents, young adults and their families. To obtain the certificate, students must complete 90 hours of classroom instruction on topics related to provision of Recovery Support Services to youth, adolescents, young adults, and their families. The program also requires students to complete 100 hours of field placement at a local agency that provides services to youth, adolescents, young adults, and their families.
To be considered for the certificate program, students must complete an application and interview process, and be willing to commit to the entire program. If accepted through the competitive application process, students will be awarded full scholarship for the certificate program. Financial support for this program is provided by a Health Resource Services Administration (HRSA) grant from Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training for Paraprofessionals. Click here to complete application.
DBHIDS First Fridays Series at PRCC, 1701 W Lehigh Ave., Philadelphia 19132. Friday, January 9, 2015 from 12-3pm. This month's topic is Faith In Recovery. A diverse panel of faith leaders and advocates discuss positive wellness strategies, resources, crossing cultures and faiths, and busting stigma- followed by networking, resource sharing, and questions and answers. The event will be moderated by Mary Harper, DBHIDS Faith & Spiritual Affairs. Click here for more info.
Planning to Sustain Recovery - every Tuesday 7 - 8:30 pm and every Thursday 10 - 11:30 am at CBRCC, 252 W Swamp Road, Unit 12, Doylestown. Educational support group to help individuals in all stages of recovery plan goals and action steps to sustain recovery. To registeremail or call Jeanne at 215-345-6644.
Gateway to Work every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday at 11:00 am at SBRCC, 1286, Veterans Highway, Unit D-6, Bristol; 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month at 1:00 pm at CBRCC, 252 W Swamp Road, Doylestown. Get help with resume building, barriers to employment and motivation. Contact Rick at 215-345-6644 or email for more information.