Course Catalog

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Being a Good Neighbor in Recovery Housing

Please log in to your account in order to access this material.  An opportunity to live in a recovery home allows residents to live within a community.  Not only are they living with others in recovery, but they are living within a larger neighborhood.  Connecting outside the recovery home to the larger community can help…

Objectives
  • Identify steps that you are required to take to ensure that you are a good neighbor in your community
  • Discuss how to draft a policy on how your organization responds to neighbor concerns and questions
  • Learn how you can address Not In My Back Yard (NIMBY) issues that may exist in your community
Est. Time28 min
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Creating a Communicable Disease Policy for Recovery Housing

Please log in to your account in order to access this material.  It is important that recovery homes have appropriate policies and procedures in place to prevent the spread of illness. This course will identify elements to meet NARR quality standards in a communicable disease prevention policy including physical environment, and best practice considerations to…

Objectives
  • Identify best practices in creating a Communicable Disease Policy for a Recovery Housing to be certified in Ohio.
Est. Time45 min
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Creating a Grievance Policy for Recovery Housing

Please log in to your account in order to access this material.  Grievances in recovery housing is never easy. Under the social model, you create a culture in your recovery home where residents get to know one another, care about one another, they are better able to handle small issues among themselves, and residents understand…

Objectives
  • Learn how implementing the Social Model of Recovery can prevent grievances,
  • How other recovery housing policies and procedures also can reduce grievances, and
  • How to approach a grievance when one occurs.
Est. Time34 min
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Creating a Medication Policy for Recovery Housing

Please log in to your account in order to access this material.  In order to meet measures for ORH certification, a recovery house medication policy should recognize that a person who is taking their own prescription medication as it is prescribed is not taking an illicit substance, and the house should also take reasonable steps…

Objectives
  • Learn the components of a medication policy for recovery housing,
  • Handling medications within the recovery house, and
  • Fair housing rules affecting a recovery house medication policy.
Est. Time25 min
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Creating a Physical Environment to Support Recovery

Please log in to your account in order to access this material.  The physical environment is a critical component in supporting recovery in recovery housing. The physical space must ensure that residents are safe and healthy, but also support the social model of recovery focusing on how residents interact with the physical environment. Learn how…

Objectives
  • Learn how to apply the social model of recovery to a recovery home's physical environment,

  • Explore how to create a homelike environment within your recovery home and,

  • The quality standards related to the physical environment.

 

Est. Time35 min
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Creating a Resident Code of Conduct for a Recovery House

Please log in to your account in order to access this material.It is important that recovery residence operators know and understand the importance of a Code of Conduct policy. Former recovery house residents often mention the house’s social structure as THE significant reason for their recovery success.  A recovery house’s Code of Conduct is the…

Objectives
  • Learn how to advance the social model of recovery in your recovery home with an effective house Code of Conduct,

  • Exam language choices and how they can be used to implement the social model of recovery in a house Code of Conduct,

  • How to use NARR Standards to aid in the development of a Code of Conduct, and

  • Learn what to do when a resident does not follow the Code of Conduct.

 

Est. Time50 min
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Creating a Resident Rights Statement

Please log in to your account in order to access this material.  A Residents’ Rights Statement is an essential component of ethical and effective recovery housing. It not only safeguards the rights and dignity of residents but also contributes to the creation of a supportive and nurturing environment conducive to long-term recovery. A well written…

Objectives
  • Learn how a well written resident rights statement helps you implement the social model of recovery within your recovery home
  • What elements must be included in your resident rights statement, and
  • Strategies for drafting your resident rights statement.
Est. Time32 min
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Creating a Staff and Leadership Code of Conduct

Please log in to your account in order to access this material.  In recovery housing, staff and leadership play a crucial role in creating a safe, supportive, and conducive environment for residents’ recovery journey. A clear and comprehensive Code of Conduct ensures that staff members uphold ethical standards, maintain professionalism, and prioritize residents’ well-being at…

Objectives
  • Learn key components of a staff/leadership Code of Conduct,
  • Why sexual relationship, harassment, personal financial affairs, and other elements are not permitted, and
  • Why there is an obligation to report violations.
Est. Time17 min
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Creating a Visitor Policy for Recovery Housing

Please log in to your account in order to access this material.  Visitors play a significant role in the recovery process of residents in housing environments. Visitors can include family, friends, sponsors, peer supporters, and others who are important to the individual and their recovery story. However, it’s essential to establish clear guidelines to ensure…

Objectives
  • Learn key components of a recovery housing visitor policy,
  • Define who is permitted to visit, and
  • How to maintain confidentiality.
Est. Time16 min
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Creating an Incident Reporting Policy for Recovery Housing

Please log in to your account in order to access this material.  In the dynamic environment of recovery housing, ensuring the safety, security, and well-being of residents is paramount. As operators of recovery housing facilities, you play a pivotal role in maintaining a supportive environment where residents can focus on their journey towards recovery with…

Objectives
  • Learn what is a recovery house incident,
  • Elements to be included in a incident report, and
  • What is the best practice for quality  improvement in a recovery house.
Est. Time18 min
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Creating Paid Work Agreements for Recovery Housing

Please log in to your account in order to access this material.  Paid work agreements are considered any arrangement where a resident is provided wages, money, discounts on rent, or any other items of value in exchange for performing work for the organization. It is a good idea to ensure that you seek legal advice…

Objectives
  • Learn what is an appropriate Paid Work Agreement,
  • Discovery what is a social enterprise within a recovery house, and
  • How to set up a House Mgr or Resident Leader agreement in a recovery house.

 

Est. Time17 min
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Emergency and Disaster Preparedness for Recovery Housing

Please log in to your account in order to access this material.  While recovery homes are often concerned with how to prevent and address situations where residents may experience a disruption in recovery or even an overdose there are many other situations that recovery homes need to consider in how to prevent and plan for…

Objectives
  • Learn about safety checklists to prevent emergencies,
  • Discovery elements required for recovery homes in Ohio to meets quality standards, and
  • Learn tips for creating an emergency preparedness kit.
Est. Time21 min
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Ethical Boundaries in Recovery Housing

Please log in to your account in order to access this material.It’s important to have critical conversations with residents at application and move-in. These conversations include reviewing the recovery house’s Code of Conduct, the Resident’s Rights Statement, what’s expected, what’s not allowed, this should also include a conversation on ethical boundaries with the recovery house. Ethical…

Objectives
  • What are Ethical Boundaries,
  • Examples of Ethical Boundaries Violations, and
  • How to Stay Within Ethical Boundaries.
Est. Time56 min
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House Meetings in Recovery Housing

Please log in to your account in order to access this material.  House meetings are crucial in creating a supportive and cohesive environment within a recovery home. They serve as a platform for residents to communicate openly, address concerns, build rapport, and foster leadership skills.  ORH requires that house meetings occur at least weekly, and…

Objectives

Learn about scheduling house meetings and what the agenda should be,

Where should house meetings should occurs, and

How to use house meeting to develop a resident's leadership skill.

Est. Time18 min
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Illicit Drug and Alcohol Screening in Recovery Housing

Please log in to your account in order to access this material.  All recovery homes are required to maintain a home that is free from illicit drugs and alcohol.  Residents agree that they will not use or possess alcohol or illicit substances at any time, on or off the recovery housing property.  Having an effective…

Objectives
  • Learn the importance of having clear and consistent policies related to screenings,
  • How to develop a clear and consistent screening process, understand the requirements to demonstrate that your program meets national quality standards related to illicit drug and alcohol screening, and
  • How to create a written and documented process for implementing your policy consistently overtime.

 

Est. Time36 min
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Levels of Support in Recovery Housing

Please log in to your account in order to access this material.This training examines the National Alliance for Recovery Residences’ (NARR) four levels of housing range from those that are peer run to those that are clinically focused. Objectives Learn NARR’s four Levels of Support, The key differences between the Levels of Support, and Factors…

Objectives
  • Learn NARR's four Levels of Support,
  • The key differences between the Levels of Support, and
  • Factors that determine if a resident is appropriate for a specific Level of Support.
Est. Time42 min
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Outcomes Tools Training

Please log in to your account in order to access this material.  This training will provide an introduction to the ORH Outcomes Tools with basic how-to instructions to ensure that your recovery home’s information has been properly uploaded to the Tools so that all data is captured in the accurate manner, and is designed for…

Eligibility

To use the Outcomes Tools you must be an operator of recovery housing in the state of Ohio as defined in the Ohio Revised Code

https://codes.ohio.gov/ohio-revised-code/section-5119.01

Objectives
  • Learn about eligibility requirements for the Outcomes tools.
  • Learn about the Outcomes Tool’s Resident Survey – where the resident completes the survey
  • Learn about the Data Dashboard where you will see the resident survey results
  • Learn about how to register for the Outcomes Tools
Est. Time1 hr 5 min
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Peer Reviewer Expectations

Please log in to your account in order to access this material.This training is designed specifically for peer reviewers, so you understand the peer reviewer requirements, expectations, and administrative processes. Learn the role of a Peer Reviewer, the importance of being inclusive and identifying any Conflicts of Interests, the importance of informing your organization of…

Objectives
  • Learn the role of a Peer Reviewer

  • The importance of being inclusive and identifying any Conflicts of Interests

  • The importance of informing your organization of your intent to be a Peer Reviewer and,

  • Other considerations in being a ORH Peer Reviewer

 

Est. Time30 min
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Privacy Policies in Recovery Housing

Please log in to your account in order to access this material.  Protecting resident privacy is integral to supporting the social model of recovery in recovery housing. Privacy ensures that residents’ personal information, experiences, and challenges are respected and kept confidential. This respect for individual dignity is foundational to the social model of recovery, which emphasizes…

Objectives
  • Learn about legal privacy considerations to ensure that residents' personal information, experiences, and challenges are respected and kept confidential,
  • Identify the NARR Standards concerning privacy policy of a recovery house, and
  • When and how private information is shared.
Est. Time26 min
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Recovery Housing Basics and Definitions

Please log in to your account in order to access this material.  It is important to be clear what is meant by recovery housing, so individuals seeking housing, including family members and the community, can have a full understanding of the population served and the supports provided. If a property does not meet the State…

Objectives
  • Learn to identify the elements that make a Recovery House in Ohio including the illicit drug and alcohol-free living environment; recovery support activities; peer support; housing setting; tenant/landlord agreements; homelike environment; and resident-driven length of stay, and
  • The difference between Treatment Programs and Recovery Housing.
Est. Time34 min
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Recovery Housing Staffing

Please log in to your account in order to access this material.  All recovery homes take individuals to run them properly. Staff support is one of the most important considerations in operating a recovery home. An organization will need individuals to perform the essential tasks listed and implement all of the policies and procedures that…

Objectives
  • Learn why essential staff is critically important in operating a recovery house,
  • What are the essential responsibilities of staff, and
  • How training and background checks are another important consideration, but not required for ORH certification.
Est. Time25 min
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Recurrence of Use in Recovery Housing

Please log in to your account in order to access this material.  You may have heard the term “Relapse” or have heard people say “Recurrence of Symptoms.” These are all phrases that are used because as the understanding of the disease of addiction advances so does the terminology regarding different aspects of a person’s recovery…

Objectives
  • Learn strategies for prevent Recurrence of Use,
  • How to maintain the safety and health of the other residents in the recovery house, and
  • How to address the Recurrence of Use individually and what the expectations are of the residents moving forward.
Est. Time25 min
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Resident Application and Move-In Evaluation for Recovery Housing

Please log in to your account in order to access this material.  Having a structured and documented process for evaluating residents who are moving into a recovery home is critical, and it is important to be clear in your resident application and evaluation process for many reasons. When recovery homes are evaluating prospective residents, it…

Objectives
  • Learn the importance of having a structured process for resident applications and evaluations,
  • The minimum requirements for resident evaluation criteria for moving-in, and
  • How to create a written process for ensuring evaluation criteria are implemented consistently over time.
Est. Time1 hr
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Resident Rent-Lease Agreement in Recovery Housing

Please log in to your account in order to access this material.  Resident rent/lease agreements serve as a cornerstone of effective recovery housing by establishing clear guidelines, expectations, and boundaries for residents, and provide a framework for mutual respect, accountability, and communal responsibility within the recovery home. Learn about resident rental agreements and their association…

Objectives
  • Learn about resident rental agreements and their association with quality recovery housing standards,
  • Why there should be clarity in financial expectations, and
  • Why a rental agreement should include termination of a rental agreement terms.
Est. Time32 min
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