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APRIL 2020
Virtual Peer Recovery Specialist Group Supervision:
Stigma, Discrimination, and Addiction: Ideas for Systematic Interventions
May 5, 2020 
12 pm to 2 pm   

"Dr. Jon Soske is the Community Engagement and Education Coordinator at RICARES. A person in long-term recovery from alcohol and drug addiction, he is author/editor of four books on race, discrimination, and inequality and has published widely on social movements, political theory, and qualitative research methodologies.
In his presentation, he discussed the benefits of this new approach and review what the current scholarship does-and does not-tell us about effective anti-stigma interventions. He offered three proposals that could be implemented immediately and would transform the conversation around stigma."
Upcoming Distance Learning Opportunities
This online training is open to all state and community partners and individuals wanting to be introduced to recovery oriented system of care approaches and the delivery of peer based recovery support services.  It is a requisite for Certified Peer Recovery Specialist (CPRS) Supervisors to attend. 

Certified Peer Recovery Specialist (CPRS)      Supervisor Training
April 14th, 17, 21, 24,  2020 -  10AM to 12PM

This online training is for CPRS Supervisors and required for Medicaid reimbursement.  This 8 hour training will introduction to ROSC and PBRSS; effective supervision approaches including trauma informed and cultural responsiveness; observing CPRS competencies across the domains of ethics, advocacy, mentoring and education, recovery and wellness; performance review and evaluation of delivery. 

P LEASE NOTE: Participants are required to be a Clinical Supervisor or a CPRS with a MINIMUM of Two (2) Years work experience. 

call us at (401) 889-3112 

Hope Recovery Community Centers Goes Virtual - Available 8 am to 8 pm Daily

During the COVID-19 Crisis Parent Support Network of Rhode Island has closed our Hope Recovery Community Centers in Newport and Westerly and we have now gone virtual. We are available by telephone and conducting ongoing mutual aid meetings representing a diversity of pathways to recovery and wellness. O ur staff are here to support individuals statewide in  accessing treatment, Narcan, basic needs and  other  essential  
resources supportive of one's recovery and well-being. 
 Telephone Support Line:  401-619-1343

BH LINK continues to be an emergency and crisis contact during COVID-19 for individuals struggling with mental health or substance use challenges and in need of treatment.  Open 24 hours,  (401) 414-5465
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COVID- 19 RI Info. & Updates

Please visit RI Department of Health website or updates and information about COVID-19

Every day (weekend included)
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Phone:  401-222-8022
After hours: Call 211

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