The CCAR Recovery Coach Academy© was conceived in 2008 in response to the needs of volunteers in the CCAR recovery community centers. They asked for more training to better handle the variety of scenarios and situations generated from recoverees who frequented the centers. This included engagement and communication skills. When graduates returned from the academy, they started calling themselves “recovery coaches”.
The CCAR Recovery Coach Academy© is a 5-day intensive training academy focusing on providing individuals with the skills need to guide, mentor and support anyone who would like to enter into or sustain long-term recovery from an addiction to alcohol or other drugs. Provided in a retreat like environment, the CCAR Recovery Coach Academy© prepares participants by helping them to actively listen, ask really good questions, and discover and manage their own stuff.
CCAR Recovery Coach Academy©participants will:
Describe Recovery Coach role and functions
List the components, core values and guiding principles of recovery
Build skills to enhance relationships
Explore many dimensions of recovery of recovery and recovery coaching
Discover attitudes about self disclosure and sharing your story
Understand the stages of recovery
Describe the stages of change and their applications
Increase their awareness of culture, power and privilege
Address ethical and boundaries issues
Experience recovery wellness planning
Practice newly acquired skills