Recovery Coach Training for Youth Peers and Family Peers

Project Sponsor:  OASAS and RFMH ( Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene)

Recovery Coach Training in Rochester, with a focus on family members and youth who have an interest in working toward becoming Youth Peers* or Family Peers* to help address the growing Substance Use Disorder crisis in NYS.  

Youth and Family Peer Supports are needed to help young people and/or family members who are affected by substance use disorder access treatment and recovery supports.

Training candidates will agree to complete 100% of the 6-day, 46 Hr training with the intent of achieving their CRPA Certification (Certified Recovery Peer Advocate) and working in some capacity in their community to apply their lived experience and training toward helping others. 

*  "Peers" refers to youth (age 18-30) with lived experience in recovery from substance use disorder or family members with lived experience in recovry from the affects of the substance use disorder of a loved one. 

30 Hr. CCAR Recovery Coach Academy (RCA) Course Description
4 Days, 9:00 - 5:00 pm

16 Hr. CCAR Ethical Considerations for Recovery Coaches Course Description
2 Days, 9:00 - 5:00 pm


Name *
Please select one: Are you attending as a Youth Peer or Family Peer? *
Phone *

For more information on this training initiative, please email Samantha Kawola, OASAS Project Coordinator, Youth & Family Peer Recovery Training Initiative .  Thank you!

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Program Dates (The program is 6 days and you must agree to participate in ALL SIX DAYS, absolutely no exceptions!):

If you are unable to commit to all six dates below you are ineligible for this program, however please complete the Contact Us form where we may be able to help you find other funding sources and program dates.

CCAR Recovery Coach Academy 4 Day Program; 9 - 5pm

RCA Day 1: Aug. 24 (Fri)
RCA Day 2: Aug. 31 (Fri)
RCA Day 3: Sept. 20 (Thurs)
RCA Day 4: Oct. 12 (Fri)

CCAR Ethical Considerations for Recovery Coaches 2 Day Program, 9 -5pm

ETHICS Day 1: Nov. 7 (Wed)
ETHICS Day 2: Nov 8 (Thurs)

Program Location:

ArtisanWorks, Gallery Q
565 Blossom Rd
Rochester, NY 14610


If you feel exactly the same about being a Recovery Coach after this training, you weren’t listening
— John Arlet, FOR-DO
I was told on Day one to expect a whole new perspective on the Recovery field. Expectations met.
— Vinnie Williams, CRPA-P, Open Access Clinic