Recovery and Advocacy Education for Persons in Recovery
from Mental Health or Co-occurring Disorders
Advocacy Unlimited, Inc. offers comprehensive recovery and advocacy education and training for persons with, or in recovery from, mental health or co-occurring disorders, including the Recovery University Certification Program, our long-standing Advocacy Education Course, and the Young Adult Program…read more.
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Recovery University is a 60-hour advanced training and certification program for persons in recovery from mental health or co-occurring disorders. Upon successful completion of the course and certification test, graduates will be state certified as Recovery Support Specialists, Peer Delivered Services. See Recovery University for complete information.
For the latest available RSS jobs… see Recovery Specialist Jobs Openings.
Current RU Students… for the Online ADA and Cultural Competency Course assignments, see Online Self-Study Courses.
Curso de educación en español
Hispanic Advocacy Education Courses, taught completely in Spanish, will continue throughout 2012. Recruitment for future courses is now open. Call the AU Office at 1-800-573-6929, ext. 312 to schedule an interview or apply online | someter su aplicación! For more information, see Curso de educación.
AU estamos sumamente orgullosos de presentar nuestro Curso de Educación en español. Nuestro curso es brindado a usted gracias a nuestros patrocinadores: Departamento de Salud Mental y Adición (DMHAS), y The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving.
Para más información, para mirar el Curso de Educación en Español, o llámenos en nuestra oficina 860-667-0460, ext. 312.
Young Adult “Super Advocate” Program
The Young Adult “Super Advocate” Program is an advocacy training course designed specifically for young adults in recovery ages 18 to 25. It is an initiative for young adults to make a difference by spreading the message of recovery through advocacy from concerns of mental health and substance abuse issues.
Get involved! For more information and to learn how to get involved, see Young Adult Program.
AU Launches “Shining Stars”
At the heart of “Shining Stars” is a 17-minute culturally sensitive documentary written by, directed by, and starring young adults and filmed by an award winning producer. Complementing the video is a web-based forum allowing young adults as well as all site visitors to connect with one another for mutual networking, encouragement, and support. To view the documentary and participate in the forum, see Shining Stars.
Online Self-Study Courses
Online courses and tutorials now available… Now take select courses anytime! Advocacy Unlimited's self-paced online self-study courses are open to all our website visitors and offered at no cost. Courses include self-advocacy and systems change training modules, such as an online course on the ADA, as well as several online tutorials on a number of topics, including computer skills. See Online Courses.
Advocacy Unlimited, in conjunction with CCAR, is offering GED classes. Take this opportunity to transform your future and enroll today! See GED Classes for more info.
Advocacy Unlimited, Inc.
is a statewide nonprofit organization in Connecticut that helps countless persons with, or in recovery from, mental health or co-occurring disorders and their families in many ways. Our mission is to improve the quality of their lives. We achieve this by providing comprehensive education and training in recovery and advocacy skills for persons in recovery and helping them find employment, reintegrate into the community, and get their lives back.
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Recovery University Classes
New Recovery University course offerings have been scheduled, but openings are limited! See RU Course Offerings.
Sandy Hook Commission
AU Co-Executive Director Deron Drumm testified before Governor's Sandy Hook Commission on March 22, 2013. See Sandy Hook Commission.
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AU's education programs include:
· Our long-standing Advocacy Education Course
· The Recovery University certification curriculum
· The Young Adult "Super Advocate" Program, and…
· Self-paced Online Self-Study Courses
Graduates of the Advocacy Education Course
become part of a grassroots network of trained advocates that help others in their recovery, especially by advocating for their rights and teaching them to advocate for themselves. Graduates of Recovery University become state certified as Recovery Support Specialists, Peer Delivered Services. It is the only state sanctioned certification program for Recovery Support Specialists. Young adults completing the Young Adult "Super Advocate" Program enhance their own recoveries and are able to make a difference by spreading the message of recovery through advocacy to their peers. Online Self-Study Courses are free and open to all website visitors.
AU's programs are open to any Connecticut resident who has, or is in recovery from, a mental health or co-occurring disorder and who is age 18 or older.
In addition to our comprehensive education programs
, Advocacy Unlimited provides a wealth of information, support, and resources pertaining to mental health and the issues surrounding mental illness, including awareness, discrimination, and stigma. AU has developed a network of mental health advocates across Connecticut trained to help and support others with mental health or co-occurring disorders.
Our core value and belief is that everyone should be treated equally regardless of race, gender, or disability. Knowledge and skills ensure that people play a central role in shaping the services and policies that affect their lives.
Mindlink.org was developed by Advocacy Unlimited, Inc. to meet the informational, support, and networking needs of people in recovery from mental health or co-occurring disorders, their families, and their supporters across the state of Connecticut. (Read more about Mindlink.org)
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