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Introduction to Virtual Support Services

NOTE: This is a 90-minute introduction video only.  The complete 3 day training is available to be delivered to your organization either virtually or on-site through the National Recovery Institute.  For training inquiries contact

Topics covered:
– The history, benefits & types of Virtual Recovery Support Services (VRSS)
– The current environment
– Ethical considerations in the provision of VRSS
– Basics of confidentiality including HIPAA and 42 CFR Part 2

About the presenter: William Stauffer, LSW, CCS, CADC

William Stauffer is the Executive Director of Pennsylvania Recovery Organization Alliance (PRO-A), the statewide recovery community organization of Pennsylvania. He is in long-term recovery since age 21 and has been actively engaged in public policy in the recovery arena for most of those years. Mr. Stauffer is a graduate of Northampton Community College, Cedar Crest College and Kutztown University. He is also an adjunct professor of Social Work at Misericordia University in Dallas Pennsylvania. William Stauffer has initiated numerous workforce expansion initiatives for persons in recovery. A major focus of his work has been aimed at moving our entire SUD care system towards a five-year care paradigm to dramatically expand the numbers of Americans in Recovery while saving lives, resources, and communities. He is co-chair of the public policy committee for Faces & Voices of Recovery and the 2019 recipient of the Vernon Johnson Award Individual Recovery Advocate of the year.
Note: This is an overview of a multi-day training offered by the National Recovery Institute to prepare program administrators and peer workers on the implementation of Virtual Peer Recovery Support Services.

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