520 N. Delaware Ave • Philadelphia, PA 19123 • 215-923-2116 • fax: 215-923-5169

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This is a 6 week training series for individuals who are currently working in a Recovery House setting.  

The overall goal of this series is to enhance skills of recovery house residence staff working in recovery house settings with emphasis on supporting recovery/resiliency, becoming informed regarding individuals impacted by trauma, and cultural awareness. Strategies will be presented that support individuals with lived experience-centered practice, empowerment, collaboration and wellness care. 


The following topics will be covered in this six-week series:, The Opioid Epidemic, Addiction: Understanding the Basics in a Transformational Context, LGBTQ Dialogue, Mental Illness & COD in Recovery Context, Medication Assisted Treatment of Addiction, Trauma-Informed Services, Overview of Domestic Violence, Forensic  Issues for Recovery House residents, Naloxone/Narcan Emergency Use, Stages of Change and Introduction to Motivational Interviewing, WRAP, De-escalation Skills, Involuntary Commitment Protocols, and Best Practices in the Recovery House setting

Learning Objectives: 
  • Define key terms such as Transformation, Severe Mental Illness, Addiction, Co-occurring Disorders and Recovery/Resiliency.
  • List principles associated with providing transformed recovery/resiliency-oriented supports in a recovery house setting;
  • Summarize ways to put into practice the principles of transformed recovery/resiliency-oriented systems of care;
  • Describe how holistic factors such as culture, physical health and mental well-being enhance the effectiveness of supports offered;
  • Discuss methods of communication that are effective in offering supports in a recovery house setting.
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This introductory level series is designed for staff and administrators in both OAS funded and privately owned Recovery Houses in Philadelphia.

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Completion Requirements: 

Participants must attend all six (6) sessions of the training series and complete a course evaluation in order to receive credits.