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Understanding and Bolstering the Recovery Workforce: Findings from In-Depth Discussions with Peer Recovery Coaches
As people with lived experience of addiction and recovery, peer recovery coaches (PRCs) are often the lynchpin to engaging people in opioid use disorder treatment and helping them rebuild their lives. Many states, as well as healthcare and recovery organizations, have significantly increased the use of this workforce over the past decade. The Foundation for Opioid Response Efforts (FORE) is engaged in efforts to explore the unique challenges and experiences of PRCs across the United States so that a strong, effective workforce is developed. Please join us on July 14 as FORE releases results from the qualitative portion of our first-ever national survey of PRCs. The study was conducted in partnership with the survey research firm, SSRS.

Please join us on Wednesday, July 14th at 3pm EST as we welcome…

• Tom Coderre, Acting Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration;
• Cortney Lovell, Partner and Co-Founder, Our Wellness Collective;
• John F. Kelly, PhD, ABPP, Elizabeth R. Spallin Professor of Psychiatry in the Field of Addiction Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Founder and Director, Recovery Research Institute; and
• Aubri Kaufman, MA, LAC, NCC, Moderator and Research Analyst, SSRS

… as they present and react to initial findings from the qualitative study of PRCs and provide some recommendations for the field. The webinar will run until 4:30pm to allow for an extended discussion and Q&A session following the presentation.

FORE plans to use the findings from this qualitative study of 47 PRCs to launch a larger, quantitative study examining the PRC workforce in different states across the nation. Hearing directly from PRCs about the supports and training they need to reach their highest potential and have a positive impact on people in treatment and recovery should be a critical component of developing policies to expand this workforce.

Jul 14, 2021 03:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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