CCAR Ethical Considerations for Recovery Coaches
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Become confident, effective, and safe in your recovery support work.

Peer-based recovery support services play a crucial role in New Hampshire’s response to the current addiction epidemic. Over 2000 Recovery Coaches have been trained nation-wide using the CCAR Recovery Coach Academy curriculum. The issue of ethics in peer-based service delivery is briefly discussed in the Recovery Coach Academy; this two day training more fully addresses this critical aspect of our work.

Using presentations, small group work, role play and a decision making matrix many areas will be addressed including: defining the coaching service role and functions, coaching standards, issues of vulnerability, ethical decision making, performance enhancement and legal issues.  Space is limited.

When: Friday, May 4th, 9:00am – 4:30pm  &  Saturday, May 5th, 9:00am-4:30pm

Where: Dover Police Department Facility, 46 Chestnut St. Dover, NH 03820

Learning Objectives:

Participants will:

  • Understand what ethics are and why ethics are so important when performing Recovery Coach Services
  • Learn how to stay in your lane as a Recovery Coach
  • Understand the decision making process
  • Develop guidelines for making ethical decisions
  • Apply the new learning to your every day work as a Recovery Coach

CEU’s: This course satisfies 14 of 16 Ethics education hours toward NH Certified Recovery Support Worker certification. You will recieve a certificate of completion on the second training day. Attendees must be present for all training hours to receive a certificate.

Prerequisites: Completion of a Recovery Coach Academy© (RCA) or registration for enrollment in an RCA by January 31 2018.

Ethical Considerations Training of Trainers (TOT) (optional):

The Training of Trainers Program for Ethical Considerations for Recovery Coaches will provide participants with an opportunity to be an authorized trainer of this CCAR Curriculum.  Similar to the RCA TOT Program, participants in this training program should have past experience in training or facilitating.  All participants will be required to either attend the accompanying Ethical Consideration for Recovery Coaches Workshop or have previously completed the course.  Those participants who successfully complete the program will be required to sign an agreement with CCAR in order to purchase materials and to be registered as an authorized trainer. Completion of this training program will only qualify you to train this CCAR Curriculum.

Refund Policy: NO REFUNDS

About the Trainer:

Jim Wuelfing, CARC, who helped design the Recovery Coach Academy and the Ethical Considerations for Recovery Workers curriculum is the owner of the New England Center, a company dedicated to quality training and technical assistance services.  Aside from being a national leader in recovery coaching, facilitation of the development of recovery community organizations and in the field of prevention of problem gambling, Jim has many specialties including strategic planning, cultural competency, peer education, community organizing, spiritual growth, and curriculum development. In a consultant capacity, Jim serves as the Prevention and Recovery Consultant for the Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling where he directs the prevention and recovery of problem gambling throughout the Commonwealth. Jim has worked for nearly two decades in helping states and communities develop recovery community organizations and recovery oriented systems of care. He has served as a lead facilitator at several National Policy Academies including the Policy Academies on Chronic Homelessness, Family Homelessness and Co-Occurring Disorders.  He has received numerous awards including the Inaugural Excellence in Prevention Award from the National Council on Problem Gambling, Lifetime Achievement Award from the Massachusetts Association of School Committees for his work in support of children and public education and was further honored by the National Council when in 2011 the award was named after him – the Wuelfing Prevention Award.


Friday, May 4: 8:30am-4:30pm:  8:30-9:00AM Registration & Check in,  Breaks: 10:30am & 2:30pm Lunch: 12:00pm-1:00pm

Saturday, May 5: 9:00am-5:00pm Breaks: 10:30am & 2:30pm Lunch: 12:00pm-1:00pm

TOT Training ONLY Friday May 4 and Saturday May 5:  5-7pm

Sunday May 6th 9:00AM – 4:30PM  Breaks: 10:30AM & 2:30PM Lunch 12-1PM

Trainer:  Jim Wuelfing

Contact for more info:  John Burns


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