Black History Month and Recovery


Hello Everyone!

Hope 2022 is treating you fairly.

It’s been quite the whirlwind for us, as we have the privilege of working with Great Plains Native Americans in creating Policies for the implementation of their New Peer Programs, as well as the Working with Community Leaders in Springfield to Foster Cultural Humility within programs working with BIPOC populations in Western MA.


Additionally, the Pilot for “Beyond the Call: Wellness Recovery Approaches for First Responders” was just successfully completed last week, as we had an international audience seeking to introduce the peer model to communities and systems alike! Very exciting and, yes, quite the privilege.


Fifteen years ago, this was not my story. Indeed, we are privileged to not only be accepted into, but also invited to participate in, these diverse cultures. Whether we have cultural similarities or not, we have learned that it’s not the knowing (at best, I am culturally incompetent), but awareness that we do NOT know that will support my fostering connection with another.


What do you feel is helpful for you to connect with another?

We shared a few videos below that can shed a little light on becoming a more united community so that Recovery can blossom all around.


What are you discovering about yourself this month?

Meanwhile, we have trainings taking place this month and next that can definitely support you in connecting with others. There’s something for Everyone!


Exploring Cultural Competency for Coaching Recovery (3 CEUs)

  • Thurs. Feb. 10th: 9 am – 12:15 pm EST

Mental Wellness & Coaching Recovery (3 CEUs)

  • Fri. Feb. 11th: 9 am – 12:15 pm EST

Motivational Interviewing for Coaching Recovery (3 CEUs)

  • Thurs. Feb. 17th: 9 am – 12:15 pm EST

Infinite Pathways of Recovery (6 CEUs)

  • Thurs. Feb. 24th: 9 am – 12:15 pm EST

  • Fri. Feb. 25th: 9 am – 12:15 pm EST

Ethics for the Recovery Workforce (6 CEUs)

  • Mon. Feb. 28th: 9 am – 11:45 am EST

  • Tues. Mar. 1st: 9 am – 11:45 am EST

Ethical Considerations for Recovery Coaches© (16 CEUs)

  • Thurs. Mar. 3rd: 9 am – 1:30 pm EST

  • Fri. Mar. 4th: 9 am – 1:30 pm EST

  • Thurs. Mar. 10th: 9 am – 1:30 pm EST

CCAR Recovery Coach Academy© Bilingual Spanish Speakers Encouraged (30 CEUs)

  • Sat. Mar. 5th: 9 am – 1:30 pm EST

  • Sat. Mar. 12th: 9 am – 1:30 pm EST

  • Sat. Mar. 19th: 9 am – 1:30 pm EST

  • Sat. Mar. 26th: 9 am – 1:30 pm EST

  • Sat. Apr. 2nd: 9 am – 1:30 pm EST

Recovery 101 (6 CEUs)

  • Mon. Mar. 7th: 9 am – 12:15 pm EST

  • Tues. Mar. 8th: 9 am – 12:15 pm EST

Beyond the Call: Recovery Wellness Theory, Practice and Healing for Front Line Workers & First Responders (6 CEUs)

  • Thurs. Mar. 24th: 9 am – 12:15 pm EST

  • Fri. Mar. 25th: 9 am – 12:15 pm EST

*** ALL trainings are VIRTUAL. *** Internet Connection with Audio/Video Capabilities REQUIRED.

Looking to be of service in the world of Recovery? Check out these JOB OPPORTUNITIES!

Administrative Assistant at Choice Recovery Coaching, Inc. (download MS Word Doc)

ACT Resource Specialist – Full-time (view online)

HOPE Clinic Recovery Coach – Full-time (view online)

Perinatal Community Health Center Recovery Coach – Part-time (view online)

Here are those videos that we mentioned earlier!

The Power of Privilege | Tiffany Jana | TEDxRVAWomen (view on YouTube)

On Diversity: Access Ain’t Inclusion | Anthony Jack | TEDxCambridge (view on YouTube)

Implicit Bias – How it effects us and how we push through | Melanie Funchess | TEDxFlourCity (view on YouTube)


Much Recovery to YOU and Yours!


pAUL aLVES – Director of Recovery Services 413-272-8520

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