FOR-NY to Offer Updated Science of Addiction & Recovery Training in 3 Locations Across NYS

Last year FOR-NY partnered with Faces and Voices of Recovery to present “The Science of Addiction & Recovery (SOAR),” a ground breaking training originally funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA).  SOAR was designed to open up the conversation about addiction and recovery to a wide range of audiences, including:  law enforcement, schools,…

Peer Engagement Specialists

Peer Engagement Specialists are individuals who utilize their own addiction and recovery expertise, as Recovery Coaches/Peer Recovery Advocates to serve as a resource for individuals and families impacted by addiction.  And agencies are being creative about where and how to use them.  This month we introduce Jordan Eubanks, a “Peer Specialist” currently living and working…

Certified Peer Recovery Advocate Certification Scholarships Available

Interested in becoming a Certified Peer Recovery Advocate (CRPA)? A limited number of scholarships are being made available by The New York Certification Board (NYCB). Contact Elisabeth Kranson immediately if you are interested in certification and the available scholarships. Additionally, anyone interested in pursuing certification should consider registering for NYCB’s April 20th webinar, “Opportunities for Professional Peer Recovery…

Certified Recovery Peer Advocates / Recovery Coaching

FUNDING BECOMING AVAILABLE!!!! Interested in obtaining funding to become a Certified Peer Recovery Advocate (CRPA)?  This month’s column is for YOU! The Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) has announced there will be $250,000 (that’s about $500 per person) available to cover education/training, internship, testing & certification fees, including the cost of renewing the…