CAPRSS Newsletter – April 2021

April 2021
Digital Newsletter

Virtual Learning Community

Join us on April 14, 2021 at 12:00pm EDT for a webinar on Peer Leadership.

This month we are fortunate to have Dillon West, Executive Director and Dorothy West, Program Director, from the Center for Recovery and Wellness Resources, a CAPRSS Accredited Organization.

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Dillon West

Dillon is our founding Executive Director and has been in long term recovery since 1992.  His over 25 years of work experience in the substance use disorder field has included work in a variety of program management and counseling positions at Texas Criminal Justice treatment facilities and other addiction treatment programs.  For eight years Dillon served as the Board Chair of the Houston Winner’s Circle Peer Support Network which assists formerly incarcerated individuals with substance use disorders as they reenter the community. He later served as board chair for the statewide Winner’s Circle with 20 chapters across the state.  Dillon serves as Texas’ lead statewide training facilitator and has trained 20 other recovery coach trainers from across the state.

Dorothy West

Dorothy serves as Program Director as well as a Recovery Coach Trainer.  She has been in long term recovery since 1996. She has worked in the recovery field for over ten years.  She developed and established CRWR’s two peer recovery homes for women, “The Secret Place.”  She believes “in giving back what was so freely given to her–another chance at life.”

Upcoming Webinars

Accreditation 101 – May 7, 2021 – 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 21, 2021 – 12pm EST
Accreditation 201 is designed to give you a deeper understanding of the standards. This session 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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New Resources

Ethics Tip Sheet
Peer recovery support service (PRSS) programs require an ethical framework for service delivery. In most cases, simply “importing” a professional code of ethics is not effective. There is a difference between the professional-client relationship and the relationship of the peer leader, and the peer being served that warrants an ethical framework specifically tailored to PRSS.
Download Tip Sheet Here!