Join us in Celebrating National Recovery Month

September 6, 2023

September is Recovery Month! Join us in celebrating Recovery Month and supporting people in recovery from mental health and substance use challenges with this toolkit from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Together we can make a difference.


September 13

Lived Experience as Expertise: How NAMI Can Support Patients and Families

NAMI has many free support and educational programs. This talk will review these programs and discuss NAMI's first bookYou Are Not Alone, where people who have lived with mental health conditions use their names and share what they have learned. They do so to reduce the isolation and shame so common with mental health conditions and to make meaning of their experience. Their lessons include ways they have found to live with symptoms, give to others, and build a life. Families who have learned to communicate and cope with loss will also share what they learned. 

Presenter: Ken Duckworth, MD, is the chief medical officer of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). Ken is board certified in adult psychiatry and child and adolescent psychiatry, and is an assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.

Join us on Wednesday, September 13, 2023 at 12 PM ET.

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September 13

Person-Centered Recovery Planning: Partnering for Wellness and Recovery

This is a Post-Program Best Practices School Presentation as part of the 31st Annual Virtual New England School of Best Practices in Addiction Services.

This interactive webinar will provide an overview of key strategies to move person-centered care from theory to reality through the practice of Person-Centered Recovery Planning (PCRP). Critical components of PCRP will be addressed including philosophy, process, planning documentation, and purpose. Practical coaching will be offered for how to maintain a strengths-based, person-centered orientation within a comprehensive plan which simultaneously meets rigorous fiscal and regulatory standards. Participants will have an opportunity to “build” a recovery plan through interactive polls and breakout groups and will hear directly from individuals with lived experience about the necessity of person-centered approaches in supporting self-determination and recovery. A variety of take home tools and resources will be available for those interested in more intensive learning on this topic. 


Participants will be able to:

  • Identify the critical components of Person-Centered Recovery Planning (PCRP);
  • Build a Recovery Plan that includes Person-Centered goals, strengths, and interventions appropriate for your work setting; and
  • Describe a tool and a resource to support person-centered recovery planning.



Janis L. Tondora, Psy.D.


Participants who register for the full program can attend any of the post-programs at no additional cost. There will be a special registration option for participants who only want to register for post-program sessions. 

Join us on Wednesday, September 13, 2023 at 9:30 AM ET.

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September 20

Recovery and Citizenship in Treatment Court Setting

This in-person session at the NH Treatment Court Conference will provide participants with an overview introduction to Recovery and Citizenship approaches to behavioral health care and will provide detailed descriptions of two potential interventions. These include i) the Citizens project, a 6-month, twice-weekly class that supports people who have behavioral health changes and are justice-involved to build their connection to the 5Rs (responsibilities, resources, rights, relationships and roles) and a sense of community belonging, and ii) the Financial health project, which involves assessing individuals’ financial health, identifying and/or creating supports to assist with financial management, and addressing systems barriers through partnering with local community organizations and financial institutions.



Annie Harper, PhD, Assistant Professor Yale Department of Psychiatry, Yale University Department of Psychiatry.  

Maria E. Restrepo-ToroMS, Director of Health Equity and International & State programming, Yale Program for Recovery and Community Health. 

Patricia Benedict, Director of Training and Implementation of Citizens Initiatives, Yale Program for Recovery and Community Health.


Join us on Wednesday, September 20, 2023 at 2:45 PM ET.

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