Here are links to two writing exercises from Nancy Casey, leader of our Write for You writing group.
Rumor Control: I heard a rumor the LRC is telling people that our Recovery Peer Volunteers are the equivalent of a Recovery Coach. We are not. Becoming a certified Recovery Coach requires over 50 hours of training, additional testing, and 100s of hours of interning. Certified RCs may or may not have lived experience. In Idaho a certified Recovery Coach occupies a paraprofessional position: While they may choose to volunteer, certified RCs are eligible for reimbursement of about $15/hr by the state.
Recovery Peer Volunteer is strictly a term used by the LRC. Our Recovery Peer Volunteers are required to have lived experience, take our 6 hour Recovery Peer Volunteer Training, pass our Board of Review, and have at least 6 hours of interning. RP volunteers work under the guidance of our trained Recovery Coaches. RP volunteers are not eligible for pay. Despite this, our RP volunteers are strongly encouraged to attend the full Recovery Coach training to enhance their skills.
Clearly, these are not equivalent positions.
BACK TO THE IMPORTANT STUFF-Special this week:
9/20, 7pm Intro to Recovery International: Dr. Lowe’s Mental Health Self Help System
9/21, 1pm Helping Without Hurting in You Role as a Recovery Coach (webinar)
9/23, 4-9pm, Latah County Fairgrounds, Latah Recovery Festival: Recovery Out Loud. Chili Cook-Off (contact us for instructions), inspirational recovery stories, keynote address by Police Chief Fry, music by Jim Boland and the Intentions. BE THERE!!!
Please consider posting the attached flyer in your office, car, home, etc.
Here is the full September schedule.
September at the Latah Recovery Center
Alcoholics Anonymous Every day, noon
Positive Affirmations Mondays and Weds 1:10-2
Make Your Hobby Pay 1st Monday of month, 6-7pm
Refuge Recovery 420 E. 2nd St Mondays, 7pm
Recovery Peer Volunteer Training (RSVP by 9/9) Monday 9/11 AND 9/18 6-9pm
Yoga (Hosted by Moscow Yoga Ctr) Tuesdays 12:30-1:30
Life Skills Tuesdays 5-6
Chess w/Steve Tues and Thurs 5-6
Narcotics Anonymous Tuesdays and Fridays 6-7
Domestic Abuse Support Group Tuesdays 6-7
Art w/Alex Tuesdays 7-8
Prescription Addiction Support Group Tuesdays 7-8
Families and Caregivers of Addicts Support Group Wednesdays 6-7
Intro to Recovery Int’l-Dr. Lowe’s Self-Help System Wednesday 9/20 OR 9/27 7-8:30
Helping Without Hurting in Your Role as a Recovery Coach Thursday, Sept. 21, 1
Get It Written (Writing Group) Thursdays 11-12 AND 6-7
Write For You Thursdays 3-4
New Volunteer Orientation Thursdays 4-5
Q and A about Resumes, PowerPoint and MSWord Thursday, 9/7, 6:30
LAMI: Family Support Program 2nd Thurs of month 7-8:30
LRC Birthday Party Friday 9/1, 11-2
All Recovery Meeting Fridays 5-6
Movie/Games: Check website for listing Fridays 6:30-9
Latah Recovery Festival: Recovery Out Loud (@Fairgrounds) Saturday, 9/23 4-9
Bingo Saturday, 9/30 4-8
Learn How to Crochet & Calm Your Mind 4th Sat of month, 10-12
Adult Children of Alcoholics, Women’s Meeting Sundays 6-7:30
Classes and Groups are ALWAYS FREE OR AT COST AND OPEN TO ALL.
RSVP LatahRecoveryCenter@gmail.com Bolded=Regular offering. Plain text=Special offering for month.
Need an understanding person to talk to? We have Recovery Peer Volunteers here to help you in recovery from mental health and addiction issues all hours of operation. We are here to help!