CAPRSS Newsletter – May 2020

May 2020
Digital Newsletter

Virtual Learning Community – May & June

Join us on May 13, 2020 at 12:00pm EST for a webinar on Boards & Advisory Boards

This FREE webinar will review approaches to navigating relationships between parent organizations, fiscal agents, governing boards and advisory boards.

Please join us to learn how you can continue to grow and thrive as an organization.

Join us on again on June 10, 2020 at 12:00pm EST for a webinar on Strategic Reopening for Peer Recovery Support Services

This FREE webinar will be led by Darrin Acker from Communities for Recovery, a CAPRSS Accredited Organization

Please join us for a discussion on this evolving and important subject.

Register Here!


The Shed has recently become accredited, they are based out of New Hampshire and are doing amazing work.

Another congratulations is in order for the Oklahoma Citizen Advocates for Recovery and Transformation Association (OCARTA), who were recently re-accredited.


SOS Recovery Community Organization was accredited Exemplary in April of 2018. They are a community-based peer organization. Their values, much of their governance, their strategic direction, their programming and everything about SOS Recovery Community Organization is driven by the community and those they serve.

John Burns is a person in long term recovery and father of two daughters and two grandchildren.  John has his MBA from Southern New Hampshire University, and has been a resident of Strafford County for over 25 years and a volunteer and advocate in the community with prevention, treatment, recovery and harm-reduction issues for several years.    John was on the initial peer advisory board for SOS RCO to help shape the vision before SOS opened Recovery Community Centers in Strafford County.  He founded Families Hoping and Coping, a peer-based family support group, in Dover in 2014 and they now have two chapters in Strafford County and the seacoast that meet weekly including one at SOS Recovery Center in Dover.  He also has been an active member of the OneVoice of Strafford County Opioid Taskforce for several years and sits on the Region Six Integrated Delivery Network Executive Committee on behalf of Recovery Supports.

Upcoming Webinars

Accreditation 101 – June 5, 2020 – 12pm EST
Accreditation 101 is an introduction to accreditation course, where participants will learn the mission and purpose of CAPRSS, an overview of the standards and criteria, the steps in the accreditation process, establish resources for getting your organization accreditation ready, and for completing your application for accreditation candidacy.

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Accreditation 201 – May 15, 2020 – 1pm EST
Accreditation 201 is designed to: Identify the elements of the CAPRSS standards taxonomy and how they relate. Describe the core domains and standards, and discuss how peer reviewers – and PRSS programs – will use standards, criteria, and elements of performance in the accreditation process.

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