Ethical Considerations in Peer Assisted Recovery

Duration: 12 Hours/2 Days

Summary: Designed for individuals who work as peers in recovery support services to provide knowledge and understanding of ethical decision making.

Description: Emphasis is placed on understanding the similarities and differences between values, norms, principles, morals and ethics as well as on learning how to make ethical decisions. Other areas explored include: understanding the ethical standards for the delivery of peer recovery services in a peer’s jurisdiction as well as the possibility of differing ethical standards given the location of service delivery including federally qualified health centers, jails/prisons, hospitals/emergency settings, recovery community organizations, etc. The training features presentations, exercises and experiential learning techniques. 

The curriculum development was funded in part by Kennebunk Savings Bank through a grant awarded to SOS Recovery Community Organization. 

Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to: 

  • Define ethics, principles and morals
  • Describe where to find the ethical standards already developed in their jurisdiction
  • Discuss a format for making ethical decisions.
  • Examine and discuss personal values and their connection to ethical decision-making 
  • Examine one’s own self-care 
  • Discuss further professional development needs 
  • Set a personal goal using material from this course

This course has been approved by SOS Recovery Community Organization as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider for educational credits – NAADAC Provider #185051. SOS Recovery Community Organization is responsible for all aspects of the programming.

LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 12 

CRSW Performance Domains: 2 

This class is pre-approved for 4 hours of ethics requirements for CRSW, LADC, MLADC. 

Individuals must complete both days in entirety to receive CEUs.