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Our mission is to cultivate purpose in ourselves and others through possibility, education, equity and inclusivity.

We believe that all work starts with YOU.

Peer recovery coaches walk side by side with individuals seeking recovery from substance use disorders. They help people to create their own recovery plans and develop their own recovery pathways. Through empathy and empowerment, the coach builds a unique relationship with an individual in or seeking recovery that is grounded in trust, and focused on providing the individual with tools, resources, and support to achieve their short, and long-term drug use and wellness goals. 

Peer recovery coaches work in a range of settings, including recovery community centers, drug courts, treatment centers, religious communities and more. and primary care settings. In addition to providing the range of support encompassed in the peer recovery coach role, they take an active role in outreach and engagement within these settings to educate communities around SUD to improve outcomes.

We are proud to be a Choices Peer Recovery Authorized Training provider. We have programming in both English and Spanish.

Upcoming Courses

Peer Recovery Coach Training

YOU are worth the investment of your time and energy to explore what’s possible for you. This 30-hour course will be full of learning, connection and practical application towards becoming a recovery coach. You will be taught by Ginger Ross, creator of Choices Peer Recovery Coaching. You will also be in the company of current HardBeauty coaches as they are introduced to this different approach to peer coaching to further their skills.

February 23rd, 24th, 25th, March 1st & 2nd, 2024

9:30am-5:00pm MDT

 

Choices Ethical Foundations For Peer Recovery Coaches

This training prepares newcomers to the human service field with the necessary knowledge to perform their work. This 10-16 hr. training explores the importance of boundaries and boundary management in a human service field with a specific focus on boundary management when working with the SUD population. Participants will explore adverse outcomes resulting from unethical decision making and poor boundary management. Participants will be introduced to HIPAA, 42CFR P 2, The 4 Domains and a state specific code of ethics for Peer Recovery Support Workers. Through this training, participants are introduced to ethical decision making models.*

March 8th & 9th, 2024

9:30am-5:00pm MDT

Choices Suicide Prevention for Non-Clinical Workers

Suicide prevention for peer recovery support training delivers education on mental illness and mental health in this 6 hr. training. The role of a peer worker is not the same as a clinician; therefore, role clarity is discussed. A peer recovery coach must be able to identify possible signs of mental illness and know when to refer an individual to a higher, specialized level of care.This suicide prevention for peer recovery coach training explores the relationships between mental illness, SUD and suicide. Participants will learn how to navigate a discussion with their participants around suicide. Participants will learn to identify “imminent danger” and master protocol in handling crisis situations.*

March 7th, 2024

9:30am-5:00pm MDT

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Professional Development

Unbroken Coach Training

Unbroken is training for Peer Professionals supporting people on their recovery journey. This training will provide you with the tools to support people seeking recovery from intimate relationship violence, sexual violence, and other traumas that often happen within a family, close loved ones, and friends. Many times people meet at the intersection of Substance Use Disorder, Mental Health, and Violence.

March 22nd & 23rd, 2024

9:30am – 5:00pm MST

Recovery Coaching Playground

The Recovery Coaching Playground is designed to enhance the skills of peer support professionals. Focused on the principles of Motivational Interviewing, this course equips recovery coaches with effective communication techniques to inspire positive behavioral change in individuals on their recovery journey. 

Participants will learn practical strategies for building rapport, fostering motivation, and guiding individuals towards self-discovery and commitment to change.

This course not only strengthens the capabilities of peer recovery coaches but also cultivates an environment of empathy and collaboration, ultimately contributing to more impactful and supportive recovery coaching relationships.

Starts Tuesday April 9th, 2024.

9:30am – 11:00am MST