Coaching for Recovery: Spring Session Begins April 5, 2013
The Illinois Department of Human Services' Division of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse (DASA) and Governors State University's College of Health and Human Services, Addictions Studies Program, present a series of free training programs (one day per week for four weeks) focused on recovery coaching/mentoring as part of a recovery-oriented system of care for individuals and families dealing with alcohol and/or substance abuse.
Definition of Recovery-Oriented Systems of Care
Recovery-oriented systems of care are designed to support individuals seeking to overcome substance use disorders across the lifespan. They are comprehensive, providing services for individuals before, during, and after treatment.
Recovery-oriented systems of care differ from the traditional approach to addictions treatment, which is often short-term (SAMHSA).
Goals of Training Program
By the end of this training, participants will:
- be aware of how a recovery-oriented system of care differs from traditional approaches to addictions treatment;
- have a working definition of recovery management;
- be aware of the three continuums of recovery management;
- be aware of the unique role of the recovery coach in recovery management;
- be aware of multiple styles of recovery and the role of the recovery coach;
- be aware of strategies to prevent burnout and compassion fatigue in their role as a recovery coach; and
- leave with criteria that will help guide ethical decision-making in their role as a recovery coach.
Features of Recovery-Oriented Systems of Care
- Places a greater emphasis on recovery than treatment.
- Views treatment as important, and as the bridge to recovery.
- Gender-sensitive, culturally competent, and able to address trauma.
- Provides assertive outreach in communities. Over the course of the past 50 years, most addiction services have been provided within facilities.
- Forms partnerships to help clients remain sober in their natural environments. These partnerships are often between treatment providers, faith-based communities, secular communities, peers in recovery, indigenous healers in a diversity of communities, and recovery coaches.
- Emphasizes multiple pathways to long-term recovery.
Special Populations Module
Individuals interested in registering for the next four-week training session of Coaching for Recovery should contact Laura Owens, Administrative Academic Support, at 708.235.2134, or email@example.com