Healthy Acadia to offer recovery coach training

ELLSWORTH — A Connecticut Community for Addiction (CCAR) Recovery Coach training will take place at the Ramada Inn, 215 High St., Tuesday through Friday, April 24-27, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Recovery coaches are individuals who may be in recovery, a friend or family member of someone in recovery, or a recovery ally. The CCAR Recovery Coach training program provides participants with the knowledge, skills and supports necessary to effectively and compassionately guide and mentor others through their own recovery process.

Participants will learn to describe the roles and functions of a recovery coach; list the components, core values and guiding principles of recovery; build skills to embrace relationships; explore the many complex dimensions of recovery and recovery coaching; discover attitudes about self-disclosure and sharing ones story; understand the stages of recovery; explore ethical and boundary issues and concerns; and experience recovery wellness planning, and more.

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In addition to the 30-hour program, participants will be expected to complete an additional two hours of independent study daily to fulfill the requirements of the training program.

Registration and payment are required in advance. This course is primarily offered to residents of Hancock and Washington counties, with a tuition fee of $100. The course fee includes the workbook and a light breakfast every day. If you are interested in attending and are from outside Hancock and Washington counties, and/or are interested in hosting a similar training in your community, call for more information. Thirty CEUs are available for full course completion. A limited number of financial scholarships are available upon request. Call for more details.

Visit Healthy Acadia on Facebook to find the event listing and registration link. Contact Denise at [email protected] or at 667-7171, ext. 15.

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