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This workshop is a 3-hour version of an FDC Webinar (1.5 hours) earlier this year. To view that webinar, please click here. Perfect to share with colleagues who were not able to attend NADCP or this particular skills-building workshop.
Workshop Description: What impact can a recovery coach or recovery support specialists have within an FDC program? According to research, the use of recovery coaches has a positive impact on
multiple outcomes, including substance use, mental health, parenting practices, and family functioning outcomes. In addition, the use of recovery coaches significantly increase parents’ access to substance abuse treatment, length of stay in treatment, and increase likelihood that parents will be reunited with their children. This workshop presentation will review available outcome data regarding implementation of this key strategy by FDCs and the opportunities for implementation outside of FDC by the larger CWS system. Key considerations for hiring, training, and funding these positions will also be explored.
Below are some links and resources, including some mentioned during today’s workshop and others used in the development of its content.
Substance Abuse Specialist in Child Welfare Agencies and Dependency Courts (National Center on Substance and Child Welfare)
The Recovery Support Specialist (RSS) Institute is designed to train and certify individuals who are receiving services in the behavioral health system. The Institute was “born” in 2004, when Community Partnership of Southern Arizona contracted with the University of Arizona, Family & Community Medicine, Recovery thru Integration, Support & Empowerment (R.I.S.E.) to develop a curriculum to train individuals to provide peer support services. Since then, over 500 individuals living with serious mental health and/or substance use concerns have been trained to work with their peers in achieving their stated goals on their Individual Service Plan. To learn more about the RSS Institute, please click here.
Safety Manual (2012) – Family Recovery Program – Baltimore, MD
Here are some additional resources (including Parent Mentor) that you may find helpful as you determine the needs of your FDC program and community:
A Handbook – Framework to Forming a Parent Partner Network (Minnesota Supreme Court, Minnesota Department of Human Services)
Parent Partner Program (Iowa Department of Human Services)
Sample Job Description – Lead Recovery Support Specialist (SAMHSA)
Sample Job Description – Parent Mentor (Childwelfare.gov)
Recovery and Empowerment Handbook – The Expectation is Recovery (Illinois Mental Health Collaborative, 2014)
Tennessee Certified Peer Recovery Specialist Program (TN Dept. of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services)
Recovery Coaching (New York Office of Addiction Services)
Recovery Coach Manual (McShin Foundation)
Clean – by David Sheff