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Training and Technical Assistance

BRSS TACS offers free training, technical assistance, and learning opportunities on recovery supports and services.

Training and technical assistance provided by Bringing Recovery Supports to Scale Technical Assistance Center Strategy (BRSS TACS) aims to transform behavioral health systems. The goal is to provide a diverse array of nonclinical supports, support person-directed treatment, increase access to recovery supports, and expand the peer workforce. Recovery-oriented systems are developed with an understanding that long-term recovery happens in the community. Training and technical assistance is provided in a variety of formats, including consultations, virtual and in-person events and meetings, and online resources.

Request BRSS TACS training and technical assistance.

Training and Technical Assistance Topics

The following are examples of topics that BRSS TACS training and technical assistance covers:

  • Developing recovery-oriented service systems
  • Financing recovery supports
  • Integrating recovery support services with primary care
  • Describing the value of peer supports (PDF| 2 MB)
  • Implementing core competencies for peer workers in behavioral health
  • Training peer support workers
  • Hiring, supervising, and supporting peer support workers
  • Building the capacity of peer-run, recovery community, and family organizations through:
    • Strategic planning
    • Organizational assessment and readiness
    • Marketing and communications
    • Sustainability
    • Evaluation
    • Network development
  • Supporting emerging individual and family leaders
  • Advancing recovery supports for diverse populations, including:
    • Linguistic and cultural minorities
    • Children, youth, and young adults
    • Seniors
    • People identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT)
    • Individuals involved in the justice system
    • People experiencing homelessness
    • Veterans
  • Implementing culturally responsive services
  • Providing trauma-informed care
  • Delivering reentry supports and services
  • Offering social and community integration supports and services
  • Maintaining self-care practices

Feedback About BRSS TACS Training & Technical Assistance

Here’s what people are saying after participating in Recovery LIVE! events and requesting training and technical assistance:

“Very informative and great resources shared.” -- County Behavioral Health Administrator

“Amazing! Thank you to each of the presenters for sharing their stories. You provided excellent information in a motivating and inspiring way. Thank you for the concrete suggestions and resource links. Great job!” -- Community Educator

“These presenters were so well-informed and on point with their discussions! Timely, necessary topic for the peer workforce as it is still developing.” -- Certified Peer Specialist

“I really enjoyed the presentation. It was very informative… and [I] have already shared with colleagues the very valuable information she shared. Wonderful event.” -- SAMHSA Grantee

“Excellent job using technology in an effective way to provide useful information.” -- Program Evaluator

“It was wonderful to hear each of the presenters when they spoke to their personal experience. It had a wonderful community feel and down to earth connection.” -- Certified Peer Specialist

“The technical assistance was extremely helpful in moving [our state] toward accepting Peer Support. Policymakers and legislators were impressed with the quality of the curriculum for peer support certification.” -- Individual TA Requestor

Last Updated: 11/15/2017