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Program Information
Program Name: PARfessionals Peer Recovery Navigator College
Year the Program was Started: 2011
Public Contact Person: Jorea Kelly
Address: P.O. Box 32
Genoa, AR 71854
Telephone #: (870) 376-5965
Fax #: (888) 332-5189
Email Address:
Website URL:
Program Category: Employment, Peer Support, Recovery Education
Target Participants:
African American, Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, Native American/Alaskan, Women, LGBT, Co-occurring substance abuse, Co-occurring HIV/AIDS, Co-occurring MR/DD, Trauma Survivors, Persons on Inpatient Units, Persons w/ Criminal Justice Issues, Persons who are Homeless, Veterans, Children, Families of Children, Adolescents, Young Adults, Adults, Older Adults, Other
Program Setting:
Annual Program Budget: None
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: None
Paid Part-Time: None
Volunteers: 20+
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: Some
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Some
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Individual training, Program brochure, Guides/Manuals, Website, Other
Cost for materials? Sometimes
Program Goals: Train 1,000,000 peer recovery support specialist by offering five tuition free scholarship programs for recovering addicts, alcoholics, mental health consumers, ex-offenders, active military, veterans and spouses along with rural communities and minority groups (including GLBT) identified by the US Department of Health and Human Services-Office of Minority Health for our online Recovery Coach training
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: PARfessionals is “Reshaping the Faces of Recovery” as an approved continuing education provider, dedicated to offering quality and economical continuing education, peer support and networking opportunities for addiction professionals, mental health professionals, para-professionals and other service providers in the mental health and addictions fields.
Additional Information: In 2012, we decided to develop the first peer-based ONLINE recovery coach training program designed for those interested in mentoring individuals into and through long-term recovery from co-occurring disorders and other addictions and addictive behaviors. We have created the first known study guide for Peer Recovery Support Specialist and Addictions Recovery Coaches. We strive to promote courses that enhance and teach the highest ethical, and professional standards in the industry. PARfessionals offers a $99 online, 50-hour Peer Recovery Support Specialist/Addictions Recovery Coach training program, a $10 Lunch Break Series consisting of 15 CE courses as well as a $10 online, 6-hour Prevention Ethics course.

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