August 3, 2020 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Online Event
Foundation for Recovery and Southern Nevada Harm Reduction Alliance
The comprehensive 18-hour interactive training for people working in peer-based recovery and harm reduction support services — now VIRTUAL.

About this Event


Recovery Coaching a Harm Reduction Pathway (RCHRP) comes just in time for a new phase in recovery coaching development alongside a swelling harm reduction movement across North America. A handful of leaders in both the peer recovery supports and harm reduction movements collaborated to bring this curriculum to its current form. RCHRP utilizes adult learning theory concepts and modalities to address knowledge, attitudes, practices, access to resources, and coaching skills. As this training explores sensitive topics, its design and delivery are highly trauma-informed. Each class becomes a safe place for self-examination and practice from the outset.

Several of the key tenets in peer recovery coaching are: ‘Meet people where they are at’; ‘You are in recovery when you say you are’; and ‘There are many pathways to recovery’. Still, harm reduction as pathway to and of recovery from addiction remains widely misunderstood. Abstinence- based pathways have for decades dominated the helping services of addiction recovery. Peer Recovery Support Specialists, Community Health Workers, and others may struggle with supporting an individual utilizing a harm reduction pathway for many reasons, including: Lack of understanding about harm reduction; personal, institutional, and cultural bias; and/or lack of exposure to people achieving recovery outcomes through nontraditional means.

Foundation for Recovery is proud to offer Recovery Coaching a Harm Reduction Pathway as part of the Southern Nevada Harm Reduction Alliance education series.


Monday, 8/3: 9:00am – 12:30 pm PST

Tuesday, 8/4: 9:00am – 12:30 pm PST

Wednesday, 8/5: 9:00am – 12:30 pm PST

Thursday, 8/6: 9:00am – 12:30 pm PST

Friday, 8/7: 9:00am – 12:30 pm PST


Participants will be able to:

  1. Define harm reduction as a practice and as a social movement
  2. Examine one’s beliefs and values around a harm reduction pathway of recovery
  3. Compare and contrast principles of harm reduction and recovery coaching
  4. Define and locate opportunities for improving a Recovery-Oriented System of Care that serves People Who Use Drugs
  5. Discuss advocacy and practices around social justice issues as part of harm reduction
  6. Practice newly acquired knowledge and skills supporting a harm reduction pathway of recovery
  7. Develop a personal action plan for further development of harm reduction recovery coaching skills


Active or prospective peer recovery support specialists; Recovery Community Organization personnel; harm reduction services personnel; recovery housing service providers; substance use disorder treatment providers; medical and psychiatric services providers; peers and family members in recovery.


Completion of a recognized 46-hour peer recovery support specialist training is strongly suggested but not required.


Shortly after you register, you will receive an invitation to the first Zoom session including instructions for joining by video and phone. You will be able to participate in real time throughout the training with trainers and other participants as part of large and small groups. Feel free to pick a fun background in Zoom!


We’ll provide you some basic instructions for participating via Zoom, and here are some of the basics: You can join the Zoom meeting by simply clicking the link provided to you upon registering. You may choose to call into one of the phone numbers provided for audio or just use your computer’s audio system. We suggest using a computer to be able to see people and the presentation clearly, and to do your best to secure a private space with limited noise/distractions. You will need to click “start video” in the lower left corner of your Zoom window upon entering the training. You’ll be muted upon entering but you can hold down the space bar on your computer to speak.


You may choose to download and print a digital version of the participant manual or receive a spiral-bound copy in the mail. We recommend going the ‘physical copy’ route unless you have access to a reliable printer. When registering for this event, you’ll be asked for your mailing address and if you’d like to receive a hard-copy of the participant manual.


A signed certificate reflecting 18 contact hours across multiple peer recovery support specialist IC&RC domains are awarded upon completion of this training and the participants’ submission of an evaluation. CEUs for this offering are pending approval in Nevada.

More info about this training at:

Training provided by Foundation for Recovery, Nevada’s statewide recovery community organization.

As part of the Southern Nevada Harm Reduction Alliance education series.

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