Recovery Coach Academy
MRC has been preparing individuals to provide one-to-one peer recovery support since 2011. Over 600 people have completed the Recovery Coach Academy to date and are using their peer-to-peer support skills to strengthen their communities.
The Recovery Coach Academy is a 46-hour program that introduces participants to the key concepts, fundamental skills and core functions of being effective in their role as a Recovery Coach or Peer Recovery Specialist.
“This was the highest of quality trainings. So professional. An absolutely AMAZING and LIFE-CHANGING experience.”
– 2018 Recovery Coach Academy graduate
What is a Recovery Coach?
Recovery Coaches . . .
- remove barriers to recovery
- connect peers to recovery resources that target their strengths and interests
- provide emotional support
- focus on the present and future
- explore “could” instead of “should”
What is a Peer Recovery Specialist?
My hope of recovery was restored because I saw a recovery organization working hard to honor all pathways to recovery.
I am an East African woman in long term recovery. What this means to me is that I get to be the mother my children deserve to have in their life. It means not being defined by the shame and stigma that my community/family instills on me for being in recovery.
The key to both baking and recovery is to pay attention to what resonates with you and make a practice of it In honor of