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The Recovery Institute Training Program

Our Recovery Institute Training Program offers training sessions that can be offered as a series or as individual sessions to train individuals hoping to enter the field, as well as current professionals, to offer Drug and Alcohol Recovery Support Services (DARSS) and develop community leadersツ. Our training curriculumツis PCB approved and can be applied toツinitialツcertifications as well as continuing education or re-certifications.ツ

Self-Care and Resiliency – 3ツPCB Credit Hours:

This training is intended to provide attendees and opportunity to learn about basis self-care and nurturing for drug and alcohol peer service and treatment workers.ツ It will focus on providing an understanding of the factors related to the development of service provider care and resiliency into the micro, mezzo and macro levels of system care. It will also address concepts related toツresiliency and “Grit” for helpers and the building resiliency and self-care into our institutions and organizations.

Getting Crispy: Stress, Burnout, Compassion Fatigue, and Secondary Trauma – 3ツPCB Credit Hours:

This training focuses on getting attendees to learn about the impact of chronic stress and trauma on peer and other service providers in the substance use service environment.ツParticipants will learn about general concepts related to the impact of chronic stress on a caregiver and its relationship between historic trauma and secondary trauma among other facets.ツ It will address theツimpact of these issues for both helper and helpee as well as considerations of chronic stress on our service systems on the micro, mezzo, and macro levels of care.

The Addiction Process – 6 PCB Credit Hours:

This comprehensive workshop provides knowledge on biological and psychological factors of addiction, drug classifications and provides an understanding of the changes that occur in the body that lead to the uncontrollable obsession and compulsion associated with addiction.

Recovery 101 – 6 PCB Credit Hours

Many people will ask窶ヲ窶弩hat exactly does recovery mean and how is it achieved窶? Recovery 101 will answer these important questions and more. The training strives to alleviate the misunderstandings that may exist toward the unknown by offering attendees a better understanding of the recovery process.

ツPeer-based Recovery Support Services – 6 PCB Credit Hours

The State of Pennsylvania recognizes the critical role Recovery Support Services play in the continuum of care for recovery from addiction. This workshop offers a comprehensive look at what Recovery Support Services are and how they are utilized for maximum benefit. In addition, current tools and methodologies will be presented.

Do You Hear What I Hear: Lessons in Effective Communication – 6 PCB Credit Hours

The ability to communicate with others is often viewed as a simple process; however, the lack of communication can have a huge affect on individuals, one on one relationships, groups, and even society as a whole. This training provides instruction and group exercises that will assist in sharpening your communication skills and effective ways to reduce conflict, thereby improving interaction with others.

Ethics and Boundaries for Peer Providers – 6 PCB Credit Hours

The process of helping others is becoming increasingly dangerous, with a variety of complex dilemmas that challenge the integrity of service providers and community-based organizations alike. This informative, one-day training provides an overview of ethical guidelines for recovery support service providers, examines the most common ethical mistakes made during the delivery of services, using actual case studies to illustrate simple oversights and everyday errors, as well as the deliberate, blatant blunders. Through this thought-provoking, interactive training, attendees will gain insight into frequently identified problem areas that can hurt both clients and service providers.

Healing the Stigma of Addiction – 6 PCB Credit Hours

The consequences of stigmatizing attitudes and behaviors are tangible, painful, and destructive. The mission of this training is to reduce stigma by raising consciousness, facilitating ongoing dialogue, searching for creative solutions, and educating all within or connected to the Recovering Community.

Addiction and the Family – 3 PCB Credit Hours

Chemical dependency, including alcohol and prescription medications, has a severe impact on families, loved ones, and other individuals close to the person who is chemically dependent. The most effective way for family members to be responsive and supportive of their loved one is to develop a strong understanding of the disease and recovery processes. Addiction and the Family provides an understanding of the consequences of addiction, family dynamics, and techniques that promote self-care.ツNote: This training is offered in conjunction with 窶廣n Inside Look at Intervention Services窶 training. Please note on registration form if you prefer to register for only one of these trainings.

Crisis Intervention Strategies for Peer Providers – 3 PCB Credit Hours

Physical, psychological or medical situations or emergencies can create stress, fear and anxiety for individuals. They may have difficulty dealing with an event or situation that exceeds their resources and coping mechanisms. This educational workshop provides peer providers with tips that can assist in providing a safe avenue for the resolution of a crisis.ツNote: This training is offered in conjunction with 窶廣ddiction and the Family窶 training. Please note on registration form if you prefer to register for only one of these trainings.

A Common Vision of Recovery – 6 PCB Credit Hours

This training provides an overview of addiction, mental illness, and co-occurring disorders. Participants will compare the common aspects and differences relative to the recovery process for addiction and mental illness. The training strives to provide persons in attendance with a better understanding of how to reach a common vision of recovery. PRO.A hopes to alleviate any misconceptions relevant to the recovery process of these disorders in an effort to reduce the disparity often associated with behavioral health disorders.