This training was truly amazing…I had two great coaches who made the entire experience fun & informative, and I love all the skills I have been taught.
Hartford, Connecticut (PRWEB) August 03, 2012
Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery™, a leading national nonprofit organization that promotes recovery from alcohol and other drug addiction through advocacy and education, announced that its next CCAR Recovery Coach Academy™ is scheduled to take place on August 27-31, 2012 in Connecticut.
The intensive five-day training program will be held at the Connecticut Behavioral Health Partnership in Rocky Hill, CT, with registration open to individuals who are interested in learning how to promote recovery by serving as a personal guide and mentor to those seeking or already in recovery. For those who wish to participate in the upcoming CCAR RCA, signup is available online for a limited number of individuals on a first-come, first-serve basis. The fee for the training is $675 per person.
CCAR's Recovery Coach Academy will also include an optional Training of Trainers component that will be available for those who are interested in becoming a trainer of the CCAR Recovery Coach Academy. Registration for a special two-hour evening training session is available via email for a limited number of individuals. There is an additional fee of $475 per person.
Recognized nationally as the original and leading recovery offering of its kind, CCAR’s Recovery Coach Academy is an innovative new approach to healing people's lives that is unlike any other training. It offers participants the once-in-a-lifetime experience to gain new knowledge, be challenged, and reap valuable rewards, providing the essential learning, tools, and resources needed to become an effective recovery coach.
The August training will be taught by nationally recognized trainers Phillip Valentine, CCAR Executive Director, and Art Woodard, MSW, Master Trainer, utilizing a dynamic approach to learning that blends both process and content. Several topics will be covered such as the roles of a recovery coach, guiding principles of recovery, relationship skill building, stages of change and their application, ethical issues, and more.
According to Jenna Marcinkowski, a recent participant who successfully completed CCAR’s Recovery Coach Academy, the experience was engaging, mind opening, and highly rewarding. “This training was truly amazing…I had two great coaches who made the entire experience fun & informative, and I love all the skills I have been taught.” Marcinkowski continued, “The CCAR RCA is really going to help me become a better peer support & recovery coach…I'm so grateful for this program.”
CCAR’s Recovery Coach Academy offers its participants several unique features:
- There is no requirement for participants to have spent time in recovery; individuals in recovery -- as well as family members, friends, and allies -- are welcome to attend CCAR’s Recovery Coach Academy;
- There is no application or selection process (except for scholarships);
- Taught by a team of nationally recognized trainers, including Jim Wuelfing, Art Woodard, Phil Valentine, Deb Dettor, Fred and Sharon Chappelle;
- In Connecticut, CCAR’s Recovery Coach Academy provides 30 hours towards the Certified Addiction Recovery Coach (CARC) credential.
ABOUT CONNECTICUT COMMUNITY FOR ADDICTION RECOVERY
Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery (CCAR) is a Hartford, Connecticut based 501(c)3 nonprofit that works nationally to promote recovery from alcohol and other drug addiction through advocacy and education. The organization provides services and connects people to resources that empower the addicted to heal, and inspire hope. CCAR is working to end the discrimination that can surround recovery and ensure that those in recovery are treated with respect and dignity. To learn more about Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery, visit http://www.ccar.us.