A recently formed collaboration with the peer-run organization Colorado Mental Wellness Network has created a new training and support option for Coloradans interested in recovery coaching and promoting recovery by removing barriers and obstacles to recovery and serving as a personal guide and mentor for people seeking or already in recovery.
We had 2 trainees from Colorado Springs and 7 from Denver metro area of mixed gender, race, and economic backgrounds. There were “aha” moments each day and by their own reports, each partcipant experience what may be termed as a spiritual experience. Our community will be a better place because of these citizens.
RCA Colorado participants will:
- Describe Recovery Coach role and functions
- List the components, core values and guiding principles of recovery
- Build skills to enhance relationships
- Explore many dimensions of recovery of recovery and recovery coaching
- Discover attitudes about self disclosure and sharing your story
- Understand the stages of recovery
- Describe the stages of change and their applications
- Increase their awareness of culture, power and privilege
- Address ethical and boundaries issues
- Experience recovery wellness planning
- Practice newly acquired skills
And RCA Colorado uses the Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery (CCAR) Curriculum as a guide to illuminate the trainees hearts and minds. The CCAR Recovery Coach Academy© was conceived in 2008 in response to the needs of volunteers in the CCAR recovery community centers. They asked for more training to better handle the variety of scenarios and situations generated from recoverees who frequented the centers. This included engagement and communication skills.
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