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Become a Certified Peer Advocate, Certified Recovery Coach or a Certified Peer Advocate for Families.
The Recovery Coach/Peer Advocate is a comprehensive 5 day training that will arm you with the strength-based strategies to support persons in or seeking recovery from alcohol and other drugs.
Similar to life and business coaching, Recovery Coaching or Peer Advocates (also known as peer mentoring) is a type of partnership where the person in or seeking recovery self directs his/her recovery while the coach provides expertise in supporting successful change.
Recovery Coaching/Peer Advocates focuses on achieving goals important to the individual. The coach or advocate asks question and offers suggestions to help the "recoveree" begin to take the lead in advertising his/her recovery needs. Recovery Coaching / Peer Advocacy focuses on honoring values and making principle-based decisions, creating a clear plan of action, and using current strengths to reach future goals.
The Coach/Advocate serves as an accountability partner to help the person sustain his/her recovery. The Recovery Coach/Advocate helps the person access recovery, as well as access systems needed to support recovery such as benefits, health care, etc.
Recovery Coaches & Peer Advocates
Recovery Coaches/Peer Advocates work with individuals beyond recovery initiation through stabilization and into recovery maintenance. They function as a guide to help with decision making and support steps toward recovery. Recovery Coaches/ Peer Advocates do not provide clinical services-- (primary treatment for addiction, diagnosis) and recognize that there are many pathways to recovery.
Recovery Coaches/Peer Advocates support positive change by helping anyone including persons coming home from treatment or the criminal justice system to avoid relapse, build community support for recovery, or work on life goals such as relationships, work, education, etc. Recovery Coaching /Peer Advocate is dissimilar from therapy because coaches do not address the past, do not address the trauma, and there is little emphasis on feelings. Recovery Coaches/Peer Advocate are unlike licensed addiction counselors in the sense that coaches are non-clinical and do not diagnose or treat addiction or any mental health issues. Coaches/Advocates may assist the individual to access clinical services.
Recovery Coaching/ Peer Advocacy is a peer-based service that is developed and provided mainly by persons who are in recovery themselves and also by those involved in the recovery initiation of others, As a result they have gained knowledge on how to attain and sustain recovery.
Over the past ten years with the emergence of the body of knowledge around the development of Recovery Oriented Systems of Care (ROSC), and the major role that peers play in this model of service delivery, there has been increased interest in peer services. One of the transformational changes that federal health care reform is bringing is an increasing focus on peer services, funding mechanisms to support peer services; and credentialing of peer services.
30hrs Approved CEU's for CASAC renewals
The Peer Training Academy is unique in that it focuses on peer-to-peer training and development. It offers a variety of courses designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge necessary to become effective coahers and or Peer Advocate within our communities. We recognizes the power of peer influence and the impact that individuals can have on each other's growth and development.
The Peer Training offers a range of trainings that cover topics such as communication skills, leadership development, mentorship, and coaching techniques. These are designed to enhance participants' abilities to effectively support and guide their peers in various areas, such as recovery, personal growth, and rehabilitation.
The academy emphasizes the importance of building strong relationships and creating a supportive environment that encourages peer learning and collaboration. Participants are encouraged to share their experiences and learn from each other's successes and challenges.
Individuals gain valuable skills that can be applied in various settings, such as schools, workplaces, and community organizations. They become equipped to provide guidance, support, and motivation to their peers, ultimately fostering a culture of learning and growth.
Overall, the Peer Training Academy is dedicated to empowering individuals to become effective peer trainers and mentors, enabling them to make a positive impact on the lives of their peers and contribute to the overall development of their communities.
Peers may work in a variety of settings including OASAS outpatient programs under the supervision of a qualified healthcare professional. They may also find work in hospital emergency departments and various home and community-based service settings as they become available across the state.
Certified peers also provide support in court rooms for individuals working through criminal justice matters, or accompany individuals to doctors appointments if needed. This training will provide you the skills that you need to succeed providing peer led services for individual struggling with Substance Use Disorders or for individuals already in the Recovery Process.
Recovery Coach / Peer Advocate Training 30 Hours
Peer Ethics 16 Hours
MATS /MARS 6 Hours
Science of Addiction 6.5 Hours
Essential Skills 6 Hours
Harm Reduction 6 Hours
Motivational Interviewing 6 Hours
Interpersonal Relationships 6 Hours
Documentation for Peers 6 Hours
Introduction to Addictive Behaviors 6 Hours
Medical Issues in Recovery 6 Hours
Stages of Recovery 6 Hours
Innovational Recovery in the 21st Century 6 Hours
Trauma Informed Care 6 Hours
Supporting Recovery Goal Setting 6 Hours
Principles of Ethics 4 Hours
Wellness for Peers Professionals 6 HoursS
Authenticity Coaching 6 Hours
Spirituality 6 Hours
CRPA- Family On line pre-requisite 10 Hours
CRPA- Family In class session 10 Hours
Renewal hours, also known as continuing education hours or credits, refer to the number of hours or credits that professionals in certain fields are required to complete in order to maintain their licensure and or certification. These hours are typically completed through activities such as attending conferences, workshops, seminars, webinars, or online courses that are relevant to their field of practice.
The above classes are approved for CRPA & CARC and CASAC Renewal hours.
Scholarships available for Recovery Coach and Peer Ethics. Please click the link below to see if you qualify: