Stronger Connections = Stronger Communities
September 7th and 8th, 2017
About the Conference
Leading the change in care for mental health and addiction, the Recovery Capital Conference of Canada will feature leading international researchers, clinicians and policy makers who will provide evidence based clinical knowledge gained through decades of care.
The Recovery Capital Conference of Canada will feature leading international researchers, clinicians and policy makers who will provide evidence based clinical knowledge gained through decades of care.
Emerging research supports the concept that Recovery-Oriented Systems of Care demonstrate improved mental and physical health, improved quality of life, pro-social behavior, and a dramatic reduction in human and financial cost to the community.
This Canadian Conference will engage delegates in the collaborative practice of solution-focused care for people and their families, supported by paraprofessionals, peers, and mutual support systems. Delegates will learn how Recovery Capital can involve conventional medical model practices and community based interdisciplinary services work.
Speakers will present evidence-based research that explores specific measures of Recovery Capital. Presenters will also explore how medication and professionally delivered psycho-social treatment modalities, mutual support and spiritual-health programs, cooperative recovery houses, and recovery- oriented workplaces are increasingly supported by research.
A fundamental shift is occurring in the way we manage addiction and the Recovery advocacy movement is making itself heard in Canada. This movement is alerting governments and policy makers of the millions of people, once suffering silently from addiction, who are now living healthy, drug-free and engaged lives.
Working together we can eliminate silos, and move towards the creation of better comprehensive systems of care for Canadians.
What is Recovery Capital
Research has shifted from the pathology and short-term addiction treatment modalities to include more focused attention to recovery. Conference participants will learn those factors that seem to make people with substance use disorders more resilient. These characteristics have been termed ‘Recovery Capital’, defined by Granfield and Cloud as “The breadth and depth of internal and external resources that can be drawn upon to initiate and sustain Recovery from alcohol and other drug problems”.
Recovery Capital is not a fixed value, it diminishes during active addiction and increases during sustained recovery. Recovery Capital may be grouped in four categories – internal: human and physical; and external: social and cultural.
Recovery Capital interacts with problem severity to shape the intensity and duration of support needed to initiate and sustain recovery. Re-evaluation of Recovery Capital during the recovery journey may be used to determine quality and even duration of successful sustained recovery from addiction.
Human and Physical – includes housing, employment, nutrition, education, personal resources, mental, spiritual and emotional health, knowledge, coping, wellbeing, mindfulness, physical fitness, financial responsibility
Social and Cultural – encompasses community attitudes and recovery supports; policy maker knowledge and policies and resources related to recovery; active efforts to reduce stigma; visible and diverse recovery role models, accessible sources of sustained recovery supports, recovery peer resources and early intervention; beliefs, sense of personal choice social integration, connection to purpose; availability of multiple pathways to recovery, community assets, Recovery-focused systems of care.
At the conclusion of the conference, participants should be able to identify and describe the benefits of Recovery Capital. Compare presented clinical guidelines/best practices with the delegates current practice and identify strengths or gaps. Connect with other professionals to improve community.
Continuing Education Hours
The Conference Registration Package includes two days attendance, Continuing Education Credits, two full breakfasts, two full plated lunches, four keynote speakers, and a choice between eight workshops over two days. A full list of CE Units will be released in June.
Canadian Addiction Counsellor Certification Federation (CACCF) has approved the RCC to offer continuing education credit for up to 13.5 Core hours
Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association – Application is in process to CCPA and pending approval
California Association for Alcohol and drug Educators) – Application is in process to CAADE and pending approval
Employee Assistance Certification Commission (EACC) has approved the RCC to offer professional development for up to 9.5 hours
Don’t see the CE that you need listed here? Contact us and we will get to work on it for you.
How do I Get my CEs?
When the conference is complete you will receive an email with the link to your evaluation. Upon completion of all sections of the evaluation, you will receive a copy of your certificate.