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Peer Recovery Support Services Community of Practice

The purpose of this CoP is 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.

2020 Meeting Schedule: January 29,  April 29

All meetings are typically held from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm in the Concord area – location to be specified during registration. 

These links below provide a comprehensive view of the accreditation process.

  1. Faces & Voices of Recovery Toolkit 2015 – How to Start an RCO
  2. Council on Accreditation of Peer Recovery Support Resources (CAPRSS) – Accrediation 101 Course
  3. CAPRSS Accreditation Manual
  4. Association of Recovering Community Organizations (ARCO) – Membership Information
  5. Nationwide Network of ARCO – National Map

The following resources provide more specific information about the accreditation process.

  1. Quick Reference Guide to the Accreditation process
  2. CAPRSS Accreditation Readiness Self-Assessment
  3. CAPRSS Program Inventory Document Checklist
  4. CAPRSS  Core Standards Summary
  5. CAPRSS Optional Accreditation Standards

Other Resources

  1. IC & RC Peer Recovery Domains and Tasks
  2. Google Group FAQ

Webinar – Strengthening the Connection between Recovery Community Organizations (RCOs) and Mental Health Peer Support Agencies (PSAs) – April 29, 2020

Webinar/In-Person – Understanding Role of and Strategies for Incorporating Gender Identity & Sexual Orientation in Peer Recovery Support Services – January 29, 2020

Webinar/In-Person – Strategies for Identifying & Avoiding Burnout Among Staff Who Deliver Peer Recovery Support Services (Part II) – October 23, 2019

Webinar/In-Person – Strategies for Identifying & Avoiding Burnout Among Staff Who Deliver Peer Recovery Support Services – July 31, 2019

  • Webinar Recording
  • Presentation Slides
    • Personal Experience With Burnout and the Importance of Recognizing It (Sandra Bouchard & Kelly Riley)
    • Strategies for Identifying & Avoiding Burnout Among Staff Who Deliver Peer Recovery Support Services (Arthur Woodard, MSW, SOULcial Worker/HELPer)
  • Handouts: Self-Care Wheel Assessment

Webinar/In-Person – Standards for Recovery Housing and Building the Capacity for New Hampshire – April 24, 2019

  • Webinar Recording
  • Presentation Slides:
    • Status of Recovery Housing (Lindy Keller, NH Bureau of Drug & Alcohol Services)
    • National Alliances for Recovery Residences (David Sheridan, Founder & President)
    • New Hampshire Coalition of Recovery Residences (NHCORR Staff: Kristine Paquette, Andrew West, Kathleen Ryan)
  • Follow-up Questions & Answers

Webinar/In-Person – Implementing Recovery Coaching in the Emergency Department: Considerations and Perspectives from Early Adopters – January 23, 2019

Webinar/In-Person – Organizational Functioning – May 22, 2018

In-Person – Recruiting, Retaining & Recognizing Volunteers – February 28, 2018

Webinar – Creative Outreach Efforts to Increase Recruitment for PRSS – December 13, 2017

Webinar – Using Website and Social Media Marketing to Increase Visibility of Recovery Community Organizations – October 4, 2017

Webinar – Telephone Recovery Supports (TRS) – March 24, 2017

Webinar – Roles for Peers Providing Recovery Support – January 23, 2017

Webinar/In-Person – Learning Session – October 24, 2016
A Review & Discussion of CRSW Requirements, CAPRSS Standards for Recovery Coaches and Training Opportunities

Webinar – Kickoff Webinar – August 23, 2016


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