Peer Recovery Coaching!
Peer Recovery Coaching is designed to serve those who will be engaged in recovery support services. AFR is a community-based organization founded and developed by peer volunteers, and in keeping with the principles of a recovery community organization, a comprehensive volunteer management program is essential. The volunteer program is the core of this training and is the mechanism by which peer leaders and coaches are developed and supported, and through which participants (services recipients) themselves transfer into the role of peer coaches.
AFR’s current recovery coaching program was developed through training and consultation with other State organizations with proven practice. The current model includes policies and procedures for volunteer management, job descriptions and a training program grounded in recovery philosophies and ethics. Peer-to-peer coaching services are not professional treatment services.
Nevertheless, it is important to have some theoretical underpinnings as part of the training curriculum in order to provide a framework within which to provide paid or volunteer services. The participants will work in partnership with their recovery coach to develop a Recovery Plan that guides the service provision. In addition, participants will be asked to complete a recovery desirability contract. This will outline the principles of recovery, program ethics and provide a touchstone for the participant’s commitment to recovery.