During this meeting, Sandy Hook Promise will discuss its free programs that are available with regards to youth violence prevention and suicide prevention. Additionally, they will explore some potential new initiatives coming to our community. We welcome everyone’s input as we work toward the collective goal to reduce youth violence in Fall River!
The Recovery Coach Academy (RCA) is a 5-day training designed for those interested in becoming Re-covery Coaches and/or for learning the principles and philosophies of Recovery Coaching. The training will provide a comprehensive overview of the purpose, tasks, and roles of Recovery Coaches. Recovery Coaches:
Are trained to use their lived experience in support of another’s journey in recovery. Therefore, personal disclosure may be a part of the coaching relationship.
Are often expected to assist the people they are coaching, called “recoverees,” as they navigate systems, attend events, or explore the recovery community.
Must be flexible with their hours and meet with their recoverees when and where they are needed.
Should not follow one specific theoretical framework or one specific ideology of recovery. There are multi-ple paths to recovery and the coach must help the recoveree remove barriers, in whatever ways make the most sense to the recoveree.
All Recovery Coaches must be supervised by someone who has been trained as a Recovery Coach Trainer and has a clear understanding of the Recovery Coach Philosophy. Recovery Coaching is NOT a clinical service. Rather, it is a new and exciting role in the field of substance use disorders. A Recovery Coach promotes recovery by removing barriers and obstacles to recov-ery and serving as a personal guide and mentor for people seeking or already in recovery.
Monday, November 12th – Friday, November 16th
8:30am – 4:00pm (each day)
First Step Inn Training Room
134 Durfee St. Fall River, MA
Fee: $300 (includes materials and lunch each day)
Michael Bryant, LADC II, CARC
& Danielle Brown, LADC II, CARC
Day 1: is open to anyone as it will provide important foundational information for anyone working with youth who are exposed to substance abuse disorders. Open to all.
Day 2: is designated for those who work directly with children, in youth serving agencies and can successfully execute educational support groups for the children they are serving. Please email Stephanie Joyalor call 508-674-611 if you are interested on October 24th. Space is limited.
Evidence-based parent education group for 9 week sessions on Tuesdays from 11:00am – 1:00pm. Covers 5 years of parenting, starting from birth to age five with additional topics including temperament, mindfulness, brain development, self-calming, and special needs. School readiness and parent engagement are also addressed during this series.
Registration is REQUIRED, lunch served and childcare provided with pre-registration. Contact the FRC to register at 508-567-1735
$25.00 p/person and all proceeds to benefit families in need. Checks or money orders payable to our fiscal agent: “Partners for a Healthier Community”. Mail to:
Fall River Housing Authority
P.O. Box 989
Fall River, MA 02722
8:30 am – 9:00 am: Registration – Please consider donating a new children’s book to support our literacy programs.
9:00 am – 10:00 am: Welcome Breakfast & 2018 Awards Ceremony
Individual Recipient: Matthew H. Malone, Ph.D., Superintendent of the Fall River Public Schools
Agency Recipient: The Fall River Public Library, Children’s Department