CAPRSS newsletter – September 2020

September 2020
Digital Newsletter

Virtual Learning Community

Join us on September 9th at 12:00pm EDT for a webinar on Ourtreach to Underserved Populations.

Features presenters from CAPRSS Accredited Oklahoma Citizen Advocates for Recovery and Transformation Association (OCARTA), Brandi Vore & Timothy Smith.

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

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Brandi Vore

Brandi Vore, Site Manager – Brandi Vore is 35 year old who identifies as a woman in long-term recovery, working towards her bachelor’s degree in Project Management. She has two children and is married to her best friend and love of her life, David. She has worked in the substance use and mental health field for over seven years and has held several positions throughout that time. She is a Certified Peer Recovery Support Specialist with specialized tracks in Supervision, Youth, Veterans, and Elderly Assistance. She is also a Case Manager working towards CMII. Finally, she is a Certified Strengthening Families Facilitator and Trainer as well as the lead trainer of OCARTA’s peer support specialist.  Some of her hobbies include gardening, raising chickens and ducks, and going on road trips.  She has a passion for people and helping them realize their dreams and help create the goals they need to reach them.

Timothy Smith

Timothy Smith, C-PRSS, Programs Manager, Recovery Coach  – Timothy is 29 years old and is originally from Ventura, California. He is in Recovery from a substance abuse disorder as well as mental health issues such as Bipolar depression and Generalized Anxiety. He is a certified Peer Recovery Support Specialist, specializing in youth services. He is also a licensed Peer Zone facilitator. He has been in active Recovery for 3 years and has worked at OCARTA as the Youth Projects Coordinator for a year and is now the Programs Manager.

Upcoming Webinars

Accreditation 101 – September 4, 2020 – 12pm EDT
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 – September 18, 2020 – 12pm EDT
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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