Resident Rights Statement: the Social Model of Recovery

Creating a Resident Rights Statement > Resident Rights Statement: the Social Model of Recovery

 

A well written resident rights statement is an effective way to implement the social model of recovery within a recovery home.

Having a well written resident rights statement will…

  • Empower residents – By creating an environment where residents are empowered, an essential component of the social model of recovery.
  • Promotes transparency – By promoting transparency within the community, allowing residents to freely interact with each other and the recovery house environment.
  • Sets clear expectations – By setting clear expectations for residents, allowing them to take responsibility for their own environment, knowing that they not only will have their own rights respected, but they are responsible for ensuring the rights are upheld for others.
  • Protection against discrimination – By outlining how the recovery home will prevent discrimination, which is needed to fully implement the social model of recovery.

 

Therefore, a resident rights statement is required for a certified recovery housing program and should be communicated before move-in and preferably at residency application.


 

Additional Resources:

(LEARN MORE from SAMHSA about the Social Model:

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(LEARN MORE from OhioMHAS about the Social Model:

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(Link to the OhioMHAS Recovery Housing Development Guidebook

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OPTIONAL HOMEWORK – LEARN MORE ABOUT THE SOCIAL MODEL OF RECOVERY: (Social Model of Recovery video (85 minutes): https://youtu.be/-M5GkweAFnA?si=i3uDC0euuWi6piit