Racial Equity in Recovery 101: Addressing Race-Related Barriers in Recovery Support Services: Summer 2021

Racial Equity in Recovery 101: Addressing Race-Related Barriers in Recovery Support Services: Summer 2021

About this course

Major racial disparities in access to health care exist in the US, resulting in Black people, Indigenous people, and people of color (BIPOC) experiencing higher rates of chronic health problems including substance use disorders and mental health conditions. In the last decade, recovery support services have continued to expand in clinical, non-clinical, and community settings. People in recovery most severely and systematically marginalized by race continue to face significant barriers to accessing recovery support services – a result of the convergence of interpersonal and structural racism and discriminatory policies and practices across systems.

Recovery support service providers – community-based, clinical, and non-clinical – are increasingly focusing on delivering effective, culturally responsive, racially equitable services to meet the needs of Communities of Color. This focus includes developing skills for having open and honest discussions about racial equity, learning about the history of race and racism in the US and recovery spaces, and applying anti-racist practices in daily work.

During this four-session live, online course, we will present and discuss key terms and concepts of racial equity; core competencies needed to engage in conversations about race and racism; history of racism in recovery; race-based traumatic stress; and anti-racist practices.

Learning Objectives:

As a result of completing this course successfully, participants will be able to:

  • Develop skills to engage in critical conversations about race and racism in recovery
  • Examine the role of critical self-awareness in conversations about the harmful impact of race and racism in recovery
  • Discuss some of the harmful policies that contribute to differential access to recovery support services
  • Demonstrate a greater understanding of trauma, racial trauma, race-based traumatic stress, and historical and insidious trauma.

Meet the Faculty:

Ashley Stewart, PhD, MSW, LSW is an Adjunct Expert and Trainer & Curriculum Development Specialist at C4 Innovations. She received her PhD from The Ohio State University, College of Social Work and her Master’s degree at Columbia University. She is an Assistant Professor at Temple University, College of Public Health, School of Social Work where she trains interdisciplinary students about social justice theories and frameworks and translational skills for anti-oppressive practice. Ashley provides racial equity training, consultation, and support and understands and respects the intricacies inherent in equity-centered work. Her research includes assessing intersections of identity, structural oppression, health and mental health, and policy. In addition to advanced study of the consequences and causes of identity-based oppression, Ashley supports implementation of anti-oppressive practices at organizational, structural, programmatic, and clinical interventions.

Livia Davis, MSW, Chief Learning Officer at C4 Innovations, has more than twenty-five years of leadership and management experience and 14 years of experience as a direct service provider working within recovery communities and housing, recovery-oriented systems, behavioral and primary health care, homeless services, supportive housing, and residential treatment for people experiencing co-occurring disorders. She is responsible for development and management of learning strategies and organizational capabilities needed to align with C4’s strategic directions to advance equitable access to recovery, wellness, and housing stability. Livia provides recovery-informed training and technical assistance and facilitates large-scale systems transformation efforts with partners and clients. She serves as C4’s project lead for SAMHSA’s Opioid Response Network supporting states to address opioid use disorder prevention, treatment, and recovery. Livia also works to implement anti-racist practices in the recovery and behavioral health fields, engaging with leaders to foster critical conversations and examine structures, policies, practices, systems, and beliefs that have perpetuated racial inequities in accessing recovery support services. Previously, Livia served as Project Director for SAMHSA’s Bringing Recovery Supports to Scale Technical Assistance Center Strategy (BRSS TACS), a national initiative to advance wide-scale adoption of recovery-oriented supports, services, and systems for people with substance use disorders and mental health conditions.

Course Facts:

  • Dates:
    • July 12, July 15, July 19, and July 22
  • Time: 1:00 - 4:00 PM ET 
  • Subject: Racial equity, behavioral health, recovery
  • Practice level: Introductory
  • CE credit:
    • ASWB: 12 hours
    • NAADAC: 12 hours
    • NBCC: 12 hours
  • Course type: Live online
  • Covered topics: Race and racism in recovery, differential access to recovery support services, trauma, racial trauma, race-based traumatic stress, and historical and insidious trauma 

Coming this Fall: Racial Equity in Recovery-Intermediate and Advanced live online courses with Ashley Stewart and Livia Davis

Training Certificates 

Certificates of Completion are awarded to participants who have attended all 4 sessions, completed all required learning activities, scored higher than 80% on each weekly quiz, and completed the course evaluation form and certificate request form. 6 hours of continuing education credit will be awarded upon completion of this course through ASWB, NAADAC, and NBCC. Certificates will be emailed directly to participants roughly two weeks after the completion of the final webcast.

Accommodations 

If you need accommodations for disability, please contact C4’s Managing Director, Rachel Ehly, rehly@c4innovates.com. 

Grievances 

If you would like to report a complaint, please email Ken Kraybill, C4 trainer, kkraybill@c4innovates.com; or C4 Managing Director, Rachel Ehly, rehly@c4innovates.com.

Group Registration 

If you are registering two or more people from one organization, please email us for a discounted rate.
 
 
Scholarships 
 
Email us to request a scholarship. Scholarship applications are due on Monday, June 28, 2021.
 

C4 Innovations, Provider #1457, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. C4 Innovations maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 10/17/2020 to 10/17/2023. Social workers completing this course receive 12 continuing education credits.

C4 Innovates has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6576. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. C4 Innovates is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

This course has been approved by C4 Innovates  as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #100990, C4 Innovates is responsible for all aspects of their programing.

Curriculum

  • Orientation
  • Welcome!
  • Course Overview
  • Technology Requirements
  • Session 1: July 12, 2021 from 1:00 - 4:00 PM ET
  • Session 1: July 12, 2021 from 1:00 - 4:00 PM ET
  • Session 2: July 15, 2021 from 1:00 - 4:00 PM ET
  • Session 2: July 15, 2021 from 1:00 - 4:00 PM ET
  • Session 3: July 19, 2021 from 1:00 - 4:00 PM ET
  • Session 3: July 19, 2021 from 1:00 - 4:00 PM ET
  • Session 4: July 22, 2021 from 1:00 - 4:00 PM ET
  • Session 4: July 22, 2021 from 1:00 - 4:00 PM ET
  • Course Wrap-Up

About this course

Major racial disparities in access to health care exist in the US, resulting in Black people, Indigenous people, and people of color (BIPOC) experiencing higher rates of chronic health problems including substance use disorders and mental health conditions. In the last decade, recovery support services have continued to expand in clinical, non-clinical, and community settings. People in recovery most severely and systematically marginalized by race continue to face significant barriers to accessing recovery support services – a result of the convergence of interpersonal and structural racism and discriminatory policies and practices across systems.

Recovery support service providers – community-based, clinical, and non-clinical – are increasingly focusing on delivering effective, culturally responsive, racially equitable services to meet the needs of Communities of Color. This focus includes developing skills for having open and honest discussions about racial equity, learning about the history of race and racism in the US and recovery spaces, and applying anti-racist practices in daily work.

During this four-session live, online course, we will present and discuss key terms and concepts of racial equity; core competencies needed to engage in conversations about race and racism; history of racism in recovery; race-based traumatic stress; and anti-racist practices.

Learning Objectives:

As a result of completing this course successfully, participants will be able to:

  • Develop skills to engage in critical conversations about race and racism in recovery
  • Examine the role of critical self-awareness in conversations about the harmful impact of race and racism in recovery
  • Discuss some of the harmful policies that contribute to differential access to recovery support services
  • Demonstrate a greater understanding of trauma, racial trauma, race-based traumatic stress, and historical and insidious trauma.

Meet the Faculty:

Ashley Stewart, PhD, MSW, LSW is an Adjunct Expert and Trainer & Curriculum Development Specialist at C4 Innovations. She received her PhD from The Ohio State University, College of Social Work and her Master’s degree at Columbia University. She is an Assistant Professor at Temple University, College of Public Health, School of Social Work where she trains interdisciplinary students about social justice theories and frameworks and translational skills for anti-oppressive practice. Ashley provides racial equity training, consultation, and support and understands and respects the intricacies inherent in equity-centered work. Her research includes assessing intersections of identity, structural oppression, health and mental health, and policy. In addition to advanced study of the consequences and causes of identity-based oppression, Ashley supports implementation of anti-oppressive practices at organizational, structural, programmatic, and clinical interventions.

Livia Davis, MSW, Chief Learning Officer at C4 Innovations, has more than twenty-five years of leadership and management experience and 14 years of experience as a direct service provider working within recovery communities and housing, recovery-oriented systems, behavioral and primary health care, homeless services, supportive housing, and residential treatment for people experiencing co-occurring disorders. She is responsible for development and management of learning strategies and organizational capabilities needed to align with C4’s strategic directions to advance equitable access to recovery, wellness, and housing stability. Livia provides recovery-informed training and technical assistance and facilitates large-scale systems transformation efforts with partners and clients. She serves as C4’s project lead for SAMHSA’s Opioid Response Network supporting states to address opioid use disorder prevention, treatment, and recovery. Livia also works to implement anti-racist practices in the recovery and behavioral health fields, engaging with leaders to foster critical conversations and examine structures, policies, practices, systems, and beliefs that have perpetuated racial inequities in accessing recovery support services. Previously, Livia served as Project Director for SAMHSA’s Bringing Recovery Supports to Scale Technical Assistance Center Strategy (BRSS TACS), a national initiative to advance wide-scale adoption of recovery-oriented supports, services, and systems for people with substance use disorders and mental health conditions.

Course Facts:

  • Dates:
    • July 12, July 15, July 19, and July 22
  • Time: 1:00 - 4:00 PM ET 
  • Subject: Racial equity, behavioral health, recovery
  • Practice level: Introductory
  • CE credit:
    • ASWB: 12 hours
    • NAADAC: 12 hours
    • NBCC: 12 hours
  • Course type: Live online
  • Covered topics: Race and racism in recovery, differential access to recovery support services, trauma, racial trauma, race-based traumatic stress, and historical and insidious trauma 

Coming this Fall: Racial Equity in Recovery-Intermediate and Advanced live online courses with Ashley Stewart and Livia Davis

Training Certificates 

Certificates of Completion are awarded to participants who have attended all 4 sessions, completed all required learning activities, scored higher than 80% on each weekly quiz, and completed the course evaluation form and certificate request form. 6 hours of continuing education credit will be awarded upon completion of this course through ASWB, NAADAC, and NBCC. Certificates will be emailed directly to participants roughly two weeks after the completion of the final webcast.

Accommodations 

If you need accommodations for disability, please contact C4’s Managing Director, Rachel Ehly, rehly@c4innovates.com. 

Grievances 

If you would like to report a complaint, please email Ken Kraybill, C4 trainer, kkraybill@c4innovates.com; or C4 Managing Director, Rachel Ehly, rehly@c4innovates.com.

Group Registration 

If you are registering two or more people from one organization, please email us for a discounted rate.
 
 
Scholarships 
 
Email us to request a scholarship. Scholarship applications are due on Monday, June 28, 2021.
 

C4 Innovations, Provider #1457, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. C4 Innovations maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 10/17/2020 to 10/17/2023. Social workers completing this course receive 12 continuing education credits.

C4 Innovates has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6576. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. C4 Innovates is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

This course has been approved by C4 Innovates  as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #100990, C4 Innovates is responsible for all aspects of their programing.

Curriculum

  • Orientation
  • Welcome!
  • Course Overview
  • Technology Requirements
  • Session 1: July 12, 2021 from 1:00 - 4:00 PM ET
  • Session 1: July 12, 2021 from 1:00 - 4:00 PM ET
  • Session 2: July 15, 2021 from 1:00 - 4:00 PM ET
  • Session 2: July 15, 2021 from 1:00 - 4:00 PM ET
  • Session 3: July 19, 2021 from 1:00 - 4:00 PM ET
  • Session 3: July 19, 2021 from 1:00 - 4:00 PM ET
  • Session 4: July 22, 2021 from 1:00 - 4:00 PM ET
  • Session 4: July 22, 2021 from 1:00 - 4:00 PM ET
  • Course Wrap-Up