A 6-hour training with Ginger Ross, BA, CRSW, NCPRSS & Bret Smith, CRSW, NCPRSS, IPS
November 10, 2022
PRESENTATION: A peer worker is a person in recovery who has been trained to provide non-clinical, strengths-based support to people experiencing similar challenges. Peer workers offer direct social and emotional support, help forge connections to clinical care and community resources, and share hope that recovery is possible. Appropriate and adequate supervision is a critical factor in the success of peer roles. This course is an entry-level supervision course that outlines concepts critical to the success of the peer worker and the peer role in the agency. This course is designed specifically for CRSWs who will be supervising other peers or CRSWs in NH.
Upon completion of the event participants will be able to:
- Describe the essential functions of supervisors
- Understand the principles and practices of peer support services
- Explore the application of recovery-oriented approaches to the supervision of peer workers
- Learn two critical supervision skills
- Access additional resources to improve your competence in supervising peer workers
ABOUT THE PRESENTERS:
Ginger Ross, BA, CRSW, NCPRSS, Hampton, NH. Ginger is the founder & CEO of NH Recovery Coach Academy & Choices Recovery Training. Ginger has worked in the peer recovery field since 2015 and is a grassroots pioneer in developing the movement in NH. She is recognized nationally for her passion, expertise, and leadership in the peer recovery coach profession. She has her BA in Psychology, holds the state CRSW credential and the national NCRPSS credential. Ginger’s passion is to educate community partners around SUD and recovery to improve social justice.
Bret Smith, CRSW, NCPRSS, IPS, Derry, NH. Bret Smith is a CRSW and Certified Peer Specialist in the State of New Hampshire and is a Nationally Certified Peer Recovery Support Specialist. He is the Senior Peer Specialist with the Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester, working in Acute Care Services, Supervising CRSW’s, facilitating co-reflection for CPS’s and facilitating training for CRSW’s and CPS’s. Bret is a member of the NH Behavioral Health Disaster Team. Additionally, Bret is an Information Expert for the ICRC Peer Division. Bret is a published author on topics related to the Peer profession. He is an advocate for all Peers, educating individuals at the State level on the roles, responsibilities, and values of Peer Support Work.
REGISTRATION FEE: *NHADACA Members: $50; *Non-Members $60; *NBCC add $5. Lunch is on your own. For registration information contact: 603-225-7060 or firstname.lastname@example.org
6 Contact Hours Available
CRSW Performance Domains: 2-4
LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 8
CPS Domains: None
NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category A) & Psychologist (Category A) NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.
PLEASE NOTE: Only one registrant per form. For multiple registrants you must register each one individually. Registration is not complete or guaranteed until payment is received. Payment by means other than credit card may slow down completion of registration. Checks and cash are still accepted, however, your registration will be placed on a pending list until payment is received. We strongly encourage payment by credit card for trainings of high demand topics. Thank you.
This training is financed under a contract with the State of NH, Department of Health and Human Services, with funds provided in part by the State of NH and/or such funding sources as were available or required, e.g., the United States Department of Health and Human Services.