Florida Recovery Project

Building a Strong Recovery Movement in Florida!

A collaborative approach to capacity building

Faces & Voices of Recovery is pleased to collaborate with the Florida Department of Children and Families, Florida Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association (FADAA), and the Peer Support Coalition of Florida to build the capacity of Recovery Community Organizations (RCOs) through training and technical assistance. For more information or to get involved, please contact us via email here.

Our trainings and resources are now offered VIRTUALLY due to COVID-19 through June 30th to allow more individuals to get engaged. (On-site trainings will resume when appropriate). See the information below for numerous ways to get involved:

VIRTUAL trainings and resources:

  • RCO Mentorship
  • Learning Community
  • Recovery Ambassador Training
  • RCO Bootcamp Training

Technical assistance is available for individuals and organizations seeking to start Recovery Community Organizations.

Virtual RCO mentorship

A mentor is an experienced Recovery Community Organization (RCO) leader who can provide guidance for the mentee’s organizational path. He/she is also available to the mentee to provide support with four professional coaching sessions per month.  Mentors may also assist mentees with other networking opportunities relevant to their professional careers. The mentor may provide technical assistance in many general ways, but the following is a focused list of technical assistance topics on which the mentor/mentee relationship may provide insight:

 

  • Mission & Vision Statements
  • Strategic Planning
  • Governance
  • Grassroots Advocacy and Community Organizing
  • Public Education and Awareness
  • Recovery Support Services
  • Recovery Values and Principles
  • Participatory Process


Click
here to sign up for a mentor today.

Training Events

Virtual Monthly Learning Community

WHO: Anyone interested in supporting the development of recovery community organizations is welcome to join! Pre-registration is required.

WHAT: A brief informational presentation followed by updates and discussion regarding the development of recovery community organizations in Florida.

WHERE: This is a virtual learning community that can be joined by following the link below at the scheduled meeting time. If possible, please plan to join via your computer, tablet, or app on your phone.

WHEN: From 11:00-12:15 PM on the 4th Thursday.

Register to attend here

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

UPCOMING TOPICS:

July 23, 2020-Board Development & Leadership

August 27, 2020 - RCO Criteria

September 24, 2020-Organizational Management & HR Development

DOWNLOAD THE VIRTUAL LEARNING COMMUNITY FLYER HERE

Virtual Recovery Ambassador Training

Join the Movement! Be the Solution! Become an Ambassador for Recovery

This training is a combination of Faces & Voices of Recovery's Recovery Ambassador, Our Stories Have Power: Recovery Community Messaging, and the Science of Addiction & Recovery training curricula.

TARGET AUDIENCE: All community members are invited to participate in this FREE two-day workshop. People in recovery are especially encouraged to engage in this initiative to grow and lead the recovery advocacy movement in Florida.

LEARN ABOUT: The myths and facts about substance use disorders; recovery messaging; stigma and language; using personal stories to raise awareness; effective advocacy; community organizing; creating a recovery-ready community; ways to get involved.

NOTE: on-site trainings have temporarily been halted as we continue to navigate COVID-19. Virtual trainings have now been made available for all previously scheduled trainings.

AVAILABLE VIRTUAL TRAININGS: 

July: Dates TBD, Statewide

August: Dates TBD, Statewide

Please check back or email Kristen at kaja@facesandvoicesofrecovery.org or Marianna at mhorowitz@facesandvoicesofrecovery.org for more information.

 

Virtual Recovery Leadership Forum

Free This two-day forum will examine how and why shifts happen in the addiction recovery movement, factors that drive success, and strategies that advocacy groups and leadership can employ to effect wide-scale change. We’ll explore leadership styles, supervision, servant leadership, mentoring a new generation of leaders, and keys to sustaining momentum.

TARGET AUDIENCE: Anyone interested in leadership development and advocacy is invited to attend this free event. Students, interns, faith leaders, managers, directors, advocates, harm reduction programs, public officials, policymakers, researchers, prevention specialists, medical professionals, law enforcement, criminal justice, treatment providers, people in recovery, family members, and allies.

NOTE: on-site trainings have temporarily been halted as we continue to navigate COVID-19. Virtual trainings have now been made available for all previously scheduled trainings.

AVAILABLE VIRTUAL TRAININGS:

June 24 - 26 - Central Region - register here

Virtual RCO Bootcamp Training

Recovery Community Organization (RCO) Development Training

FREE two-day training for new and emerging Recovery Community Organizations (RCOs) in Florida. Ideal for new staff, board members, and volunteers. An RCO is a non-profit organization or program led by the addiction recovery community providing advocacy, education, and non-clinical peer-based recovery support services.

LEARN ABOUT: RCO Innovations; RCO Start-up; Board Governance; Peer Leadership Development; Sustainability; Strategic Planning; Ethical Issues; Risk Management; Effective Advocacy; Organizational Wellness; Compassion Fatigue.

NOTE: on-site trainings have temporarily been halted as we continue to navigate COVID-19. Virtual trainings have now been made available for all previously scheduled trainings.

AVAILABLE VIRTUAL TRAININGS:

July: Dates TBD, Statewide

September:Dates TBD, Statewide