Recorded on June 5, 2023
Peer recovery support services (PRSS) are increasingly offered across diverse community, criminal justice, and healthcare settings to address opioid, stimulant, and other substance use disorders, as well as mental health and co-occurring disorders. This session will explore considerations for developing culturally responsive Recovery Community Organizations (RCOs) specific to Native American populations, to include the Wellbriety Movement, founded by White Bison, whose mission is to “disseminate culturally based principles, values, and teaching to support healthy community development and servant leadership, and to support healing from alcohol, substance use, co-occurring disorders, and intergenerational trauma.” We will highlight the Warrior Down Program, a peer-to-peer program designed to assist Native Americans by providing support and resources to assist them on their path to recovery, with a goal of reducing recidivism.
NCJTC has partnered with Altarum to bring you this webinar through the Bureau of Justice Assistance's Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant and Substance Abuse Program (COSSAP). For more great relevant resources and training and technical assistance opportunities, please visit: [www.cossapresources.org](www.cossapresources.org).
Upon completion of this webinar, you will be able to: * Summarize the Wellbriety Movement’s guiding philosophies surrounding substance use and recovery, co-occurring disorders, and trauma * Describe how the Warrior Down Program offers recovery support, aims to prevent recidivism, and provides referrals for those re-entering the community from treatment or incarceration * Identify challenges around building culturally inclusive practices within PRSS and the potential impacts of cultural exclusion on recovery * Apply considerations for incorporating Native American traditions within PRSS