Why Become A Recovery Coach?
Rod Rushing CCAR Certified Recovery Coach Trainer partnered with Colorado Mental Wellness Network to deliver the 1st RCA training for Colorado in July 2015 and delivered another training at Sandstone Care in April 2016 . After the trainings concluded, Rod asked each of the participants a few questions about their experience. What resulted is a power piece that answers the question often asked, “Why become a Recovery Coach?”Thank you and congratulations to Rod, and the first Recovery Coach Academy graduates of Colorado!
Now, with over 50 Recovery Coaches trained, Peer Coach Academy continues to collaborate with organizations throughout Colorado with a clear intention of assisting people to see recovery as a possibility and a solution to apply to this enormous epidemic engulfing us. PCA believes what CCAR claims- Transformed People Transform People.
Testimonials for the CCAR trainings.
Coming in I didn’t know what to expect. Learning I am a changed person. I have been given more tools and knowledge to share and build Chicago with. The staff made it easy to understand and made coaching fun. I look forward to sharing my experiences with others.”
– Jose (Illinois)
This Academy is a must for anyone involved with or interested in developing a Recovery Community Center. It is an incredible and powerful blend of knowledge, skills and experiences. What I take back to New York State will enhance The Turning Point, a rural recovery community center, and other organizations in New York state who seek this training.”
– Betty (New York)
“Not only did the training exceed my expectations, the wide experience and backgrounds of the other attendees was invaluable.”
– Frank (Virginia)
PCA has connected with Springs Recovery Connection, Peaks Recovery, Arahant/ Agami Medical Services, Early Intervention Clinic, 18th Judicial District Drug Court and Veteran’s Treatment Court, Bobby Hornbuckle Foundation, Choice in Recovery, New Beginnings, Grace Recovery Grand Junction, Clean Slate Recovery Sterling CO, Face It TOGETHER, to name a few.
The PCA training catalog has been submitted to Colorado for approval in the Colorado State Peer and Family Support Credential which will be rolled out in April following a 4 month grandfathering period.
PCA also participates with CCAR’s Recovery Coach Professional Designation.
PCA cohosts a weekly All Recovery Group. Get more information email firstname.lastname@example.org
Or visit http://www.pcacolorado.com
A review of our Core Recovery Coach Training
by Irina Bogomolov Founder of Choice in Recovery
We define community recovery as a voluntary process through which a community uses the assertive resolution of alcohol- and other drug-related (AOD) problems as a vehicle for collective healing, community renewal, and enhanced intergenerational resilience. Community recovery is:
1) voluntary in the sense that it involves a breakthrough in community consciousness and sustained community commitment,
2) a process in that it must unfold and be sustained over a prolonged period of time, and
3) assertive in that the diminishment of AOD and related problems occurs as a result of concerted, collective and sustained action.