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The Role of Peer Recovery Coaches and Navigators During the COVID-19 Pandemic
We know that the isolation that comes from sheltering in place can negatively affect those in recovery, many of whom depend on group meetings and other recovery supports, increasing the risk of returning to substance use. Peer recovery coaches have been established as an important component of treatment and recovery programs. In this week's webinar, we will focus on the challenges and concerns facing peer recovery coaches and substance use navigators during the pandemic.

Please join us on Thursday, May 28th at 3pm EST as we welcome…

• Julia Felton, PhD - Assistant Professor, Division of Public Health, College of Human Medicine, Michigan State University
• Jessica Magidson, PhD - Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Maryland
• Karen Fortuna, MSW, PhD - Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
• Sadie M. Smith, MSW - Chief Program Officer, Mosaic Group (Towson, MD)
• Dwayne Dean, ICPR, CPRS, RPS - Peer Recovery Advocate, University of Maryland
• Kristen Senters-Young, MA - Director, Women’s Specialty and Prevention Services, Flint Odyssey House

… as they lead a discussion on how peer recovery coaches and navigators can effectively and safely help patients sustain their recovery, as well as care for themselves, during the COVID-19 pandemic. An open Q&A session will follow the presentation.

The recording of this webinar, as well as the presentation slides, will be posted on FORE's website and Youtube channel as soon as possible following the session. We will also be posting an FAQ with the most pressing questions asked on the Resources page of our website, www.ForeFdn.org.

Note: Due to high-usage of Zoom at the moment, please select computer audio.

May 28, 2020 03:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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