Free Training for Recovery Coach Certification

offered in 8 locations to serve all of WV

 

The session in Cabell County will be July 30 – August 1, 2018 – Huntington.

CLICK to download PDF – Public Education Funding Streams for Professional Dev Support

 

The next Recovery Coach Academy will be April 16-20, 2018 at the Blue Ridge Community Technical College in Martinsburg, WV.

Please share with your school, community and other contacts listed below as appropriate.

Recovery Coach Statewide Academies

The nonprofit Greater Recovery and Community Empowerment (GRaCE) are providing the WV Recovery Coach Academies for school personnel including Diversion and Transition, community members working with schools, parents, grand-families, law enforcement, correctional officers and veterans.  Registration and materials are FREE.  Each participant will receive a certificate as a recovery coach, 3 free college credits from Blue Ridge Community and Technical College and CEs in nursing (Provider #WV1998-0231RN), school psychology and social work.  Counseling and psychology CEs are pending.  Each Recovery Coach Academy will be Monday – Friday from 9:00am – 4:00pm. 

 

REGISTER TODAY:  https://goo.gl/forms/OnIWL9KojfiL7gUG2

What is A Recovery Coach?

Anyone interested in building skill sets to assist students and adults with adverse childhood experiences by removing barriers and obstacles to support their ability to be resilient and successful in life.  The training also allows the Coach to serve as a personal guide and mentor for the student/individual to be successful and overcome these past and current obstacles. Recovery Coaching is a self-directed, strengths based model that assists school personnel/community members/parents/grand-families/law enforcement/veterans to empower students/individuals with the understanding that overcoming traumatic experiences is possible.  It provides coaches with motivational interviewing and listening skills along with many other competencies to ensure today’s students/individuals are engaged and supported to be resilient and success.

A five-day training will educate individuals to be Recovery Coaches in schools and the community to have the skill set necessary to provide trauma informed care. Each participant will receive a certificate as a recovery coach at the completion of the training.  Thanks to funding and in-kind support, there is NO registration fee to school personnel including Diversion and Transition, community members working with schools, parents, grand-families, law enforcement, correctional officers and veterans.

Materials, breakfast and lunch will be provided to those enrolled. In order to participate in the class, the person must have a desire to help students and citizens become resilient and successful. Class capacity is a minimum of 10 and maximum of 40.  For more information or if you have questions about the training, email John Unger at WVRecoveryCoachAcademy@gmail.com.

Providing West Virginians with the skills to ensure students are resilient to make WV a place to live, learn and earn

 

Training Academy Dates and Locations:

Date Location City
Each Recovery Coach Academy will be Monday – Friday, 9:00am4:00pm. 
 

April 2-6, 2018

 

St. Paul Lutheran Church

309 Baldwin Street

Morgantown, WV 26505

 

Morgantown, WV

April 16-20, 2018

 

 

Blue Ridge CTC

13650 Apple Harvest Drive

Martinsburg, WV 25403

 

 

Martinsburg, WV

 

May 28-June 1, 2018

(May 29 if needed)

TBD  

Clarksburg, WV

 

June 25-29 , 2018

TBD  

Parkersburg, WV

 

 

July 9-13, 2018

 

WV State Police Academy

135 Academy Drive

Institute, West Virginia 25064

 

Charleston, WV

 

July 16-20, 2018

 

TBD  

Beckley, WV

 

 

July 30-August 1, 2018

 

TBD  

Huntington, WV

August 6-10, 2018 WV State Police Academy

135 Academy Drive

Institute, West Virginia 25064

 

Charleston, WV

 

August 13-17, 2018

 

TBD  

Wheeling, WV

 

Possible funding streams to cover cost of Professional Development opportunity including travel and substitutes for school personnel

Many questions have been asked related to funding for substitutes, travel and hotel cost.  Please see the attached document with possible professional development funding streams per county discretion and approval.  The WVDE has just released the West Virginia Results-Driven Priorities (WV-RDP) funds to assist all 55 West Virginia districts in closing the gaps among subgroups. The four (4) WV-Results-Driven Priorities are:

Indicator 1:         WV GRADUATION 20/20

Indicator 3C:       PERFORMANCE ON STATEWIDE ASSESSMENT – LITERACY

Indicator 3C:       PERFORMANCE ON STATEWIDE ASSESSMENT – NUMERACY

Indicator 4A:       SUSPENSION/EXPULSION/ ENGAGEMENT/BEHAVIOR  /MENTAL HEALTH

 

Flexibility in the use of these funds is given to allow county level data driven decision-making and professional development opportunities, services and programs to support behavioral and mental health needs of students.

CONTACT:  Tiffany J. Pittman, pittman6@marshall.edu

 

TRAINING: FREE Recovery Coach Certification offered in 8 locations to serve all of WV