A community of practice (CoP) convenes a group of individuals interested in a similar topic to share knowledge, information and experiences in an effort to learn more about a topic and to improve current practices.
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The Center is facilitating several networks to help professionals from a wide range of settings to develop a better understanding of substance misuse and how their work plays a role in helping to prevent, treat and support recovery. Through each CoP, opportunities for learning via webinar, in-person and other modalities as well as resources and tools are available. Past CoP webinar recordings and other resources & tools, can be accessed in the Community of Practice Resources.
Medication Assisted Treatment – For healthcare providers and other practitioners in an effort to connect those interested in initiating or expanding medication assisted treatment (MAT) services with the opportunity to gain knowledge and information and share experiences with other MAT settings.
Peer Recovery Support Services – For Recovery Community Organizations, to connect those delivering peer recovery support services (PRSS) with the opportunity to gain knowledge and information and share experiences to develop quality PRSS services.
Prevention – For prevention professionals to gain knowledge and share information and experiences related to substance misuse. In the context of the prevention workforce, this CoP can serve as a vehicle to: 1) increase best practice knowledge relative to effective prevention; 2) build collegiality and professional mentoring among those delivering prevention services; 3) improve communication between and within systems of care addressing substance misuse; and 4) promote a recovery and resiliency oriented set of principles and practice constructs.
Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Treatment – For clinicians and other providers, to connect those working with individuals who have substance use disorders with the opportunity to gain knowledge and information and share experiences.
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