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Developed by the Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery (CCAR), the CCAR Recovery Coach Academy at COA is a week-long training opportunity designed for those interested in serving as a recovery coach. It is the first peer-based recovery coaching and training program designed for people interested in guiding individuals into and through long-term recovery from alcohol and/or drug addiction. The next scheduled training dates are:
Recovery coaching as a peer-to-peer recovery support services has grown exponentially over the past few years. Over 12,500 coaches have been trained using the CCAR Recovery Coach Academy alone. The issue of ethical considerations has been discussed in many circles yet formal training has been lacking.
This two day training addresses this critical need. Using presentations, small group work, and role play many areas will be addressed including: defining the coaching service role and functions, coaching standards, issues of vulnerability, ethical decision making, performance enhancement and legal issues. Space is limited.
Learning Objectives, Participants will:
Understand what ethics are and why ethics are so important when performing Recovery Coach Services
Learn how to stay in your lane as a recovery coach
Understand the decision making process
Develop guidelines for making ethical decisions
Apply the new learning to your every day work as an RC
Saturday, April 7, 2018 and Sunday, April 8, 2018
Saturday, 8:30am - 5:00pm and Sunday8:30am - 5:00pm
Mental Health First Aid gives people the skills to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The evidence behind the program demonstrates that it does build mental health literacy, helping the public identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illness.
Just as CPR training helps a person with no clinical training assist an individual following a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid training helps a person assist someone experiencing a mental health crisis, to help support an individual until appropriate professional help arrives. Mental Health First Aiders learn a single 5-step strategy that includes assessing risk, respectfully listening to and supporting the individual in crisis, and identifying appropriate professional help and other supports.
Participants are also introduced to risk factors and warning signs for mental health or substance use problems, engage in experiential activities that build understanding of the impact of illness on individuals and families, and learn about evidence-supported treatment and self-help strategies.
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