Recovery Coaching a Harm Reduction Pathway





The Great Lakes PTTC offers this training for prevention and behavioral health professionals working in HHS Region 5: IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI. This training is offered in response to a need identified by Region 5 stakeholders.

Recovery Coaching a Harm Reduction Pathway (RCHRP) is a three-day training curriculum developed to address a fundamental gap of knowledge, skills, and competencies essential for addressing populations affected by substance use. RCHRP does not provide harm reduction training techniques but focuses on informing peer-based recovery support professionals about working with those who are often overlooked in the behavioral and primary health care continuum.


August 24, 25, and 26, 2021
8:30am–4:00pm Central
9:30am–5:00pm Eastern



  • Define harm reduction as a practice and as a social movement
  • Examine one’s beliefs and values around a harm reduction pathway of recovery
  • Compare and contrast principles of harm reduction and recovery coaching
  • Define and locate opportunities for improving a Recovery-Oriented System of Care that serves People Who Use Drugs
  • Discuss advocacy and practices around social justice issues as part of harm reduction
  • Practice newly acquired knowledge and skills supporting a harm reduction pathway of recovery
  • Develop a personal action plan for further development of harm reduction recovery coaching skills



SUD Peer Recovery Support professionals who’ve completed a recognized 30–46-hour recovery coaching fundamentals training, such as CCAR Recovery Coach Academy



Registrants who attend in full will receive a certificate of attendance via email approximately two weeks after the sessions. 



Printed manuals will be mailed to all participants.  Please indicate the address that you want your training materials sent to (i.e., working from home instead of office address).



Jim WuelfingJim Wuelfing is the owner and principal associate of the New England Center, dedicated to exceptional training, facilitation and consulting services for nearly 40 years. In the recovery supports arena he has been a major contributor in the design and delivery of several curricula including the CCAR Recovery Coach Academy and CCAR Ethical Considerations for Recovery Coaches, as well as Developing Excellence in Recovery Coaching and Recovery Coaching a Harm Reduction Pathway.

Jim has aided in the formation of several statewide recovery community organizations and has served on the board of the Massachusetts Organization of Addiction Recovery. Jim also has a decades long experience working on social justice issues focusing on racial inequities and understanding the dynamics of power and privilege. He co-wrote with Arthur Woodard, Jr. the nationally well-received training Racism of the Well- Intended.



Starts: Aug. 24, 2021 8:30 am
Ends: Aug. 26, 2021 4:00 pm
Registration Deadline
August 10, 2021
Event Type
Webinar/Virtual Training
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