NYS Recovery Coach / Peer Advocate Training

We are an OASAS and Friends of Recovery - New York (FOR-NY) approved training facility that
provides a wide-range of training courses to address the various needs of the recovery community.

Courses Available throughout the Year

** Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery (CCAR) Recovery Coach Academy (RCA)

This 30-hour course is your first step towards becoming a NYS Certified Addiction Recovery Coach (CARC) or Certified Peer Recovery Advocate (CRPA). This training is one of the best trainings for anyone interested in becoming a Recovery Coach or Peer Advocate because it provides the knowledge and skills necessary to guide and mentor others through their recovery journey.

It can also help someone heal from the devastating effects of addiction (Family, Friends, Community, etc.) and help deepen their understanding and support of those affected by Substance Use Disorder  (SUD). Studies have shown that people do not recover in treatment, but that they recover in their communities. This training can be a community tool for helping recoveree’s start / maintain a successful recovery.

This curriculum will cover the following topics:

  • Recovery Core Values & Principles
  • Spectrum of Attitudes
  • Recovery Coach “Lanes of Responsibility”
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Values / Differences
  • Stigmas & Labels
  • Story & Issues of Self Disclosure
  • Stages of Recovery
  • Pathways of Recovery
  • Stages of Change
  • Culture & Cultural Competence
  • Power & Privilege
  • Recovery Capital – Resource Development
  • Basic Ethics & Boundaries
  • Wellness Planning

** Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery (CCAR) Ethical Considerations for Recovery Coaches / Peer Advocates

This 16 hour course builds upon what was learned in the RCA class, so that the Recovery Coach / Peer Advocate has a deeper understanding of Ethical Considerations specific to the Recovery field through discussion and role playing.

** Medication Assisted Treatment / Medication Supported Recovery (MAT/MSR)

This 8 hour course discusses the Pros/Cons of, stigmas / labels associated with, various medications available for, and how to support the Recoveree’s choice of using MAT/MSR in their personal recovery journey.

Self-Care of the Recovery Coach / Peer Advocate and the Recoveree

This 6 hour course discusses the importance of, various methods / pathways, and resources available for self-care for the Recovery Coach / Peer Advocate and the Recoveree. This includes a review of the Wellness Plan and a discussion regarding the students Professional Development.

**These courses are required for those seeking New York State certification as a: Certified Recovery Peer Advocate (CRPA) or Peer Advocate-Provisional (CRPA-P)

Recovery Basics for Parents / Loved Ones

This 8 hour course will help Family, Friends, and Colleagues support the Recoveree by deepening their understanding and support of those affected by Substance Use Disorder  (SUD).

This curriculum will cover the following topics:

  • Define and increase fluency in the language of recovery
  • Build capacity to understand, support, and advocate for recovery
  • Learn about specific skill sets key to supporting recovery
  • Create a learning community to advance the recognition, acceptance, and support of recovery

Certified Recovery Peer Advocate – Family

This 20 hour course is a new specialization under CRPA, specific to supporting the family/care-taker of a youth (under 21) impacted by substance use disorder (SUD) and will provide the student with the following training:

  • 10 hours family specialty online training modules**
  • 10 hours family specialty classroom training

**Online training modules MUST be completed prior to classroom training**

Training classes are now available through ZoomRegister Now
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