Recovery-Oriented System of Care

A recovery-oriented system of care incorporates these elements:

• Encourage individuality;
• Promotes accurate and positive portrayals of psychiatric disability while fighting discrimination;
• Focuses on strengths;
• Uses a language of hope and possibility;
• Offers a variety of options for treatment, rehabilitation, and support;
• Supports risk-taking, even when failure is a possibility;
• Actively involves services users, family members, and other natural supports in the development and implementation of programs and services;
• Encourages user participation in advocacy activities;
• Helps develop connections with communities; and
• Helps people develop valued social roles, interests and hobbies, and other meaningful activities.”

Evidenced-based practices and services will be implemented by professional, para professional and peer supports who can demonstrate the skills to effectively maintain fidelity.   Training needs will be identified and training and supervision with supports provided to ensure fidelity is maintained.   The following evidenced-based practices and services, listed on the SAMSHA National Registry of Evidenced-based Programs and Practices (NREPP) shall be implemented:

• Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral and Treatment (SBIRT)
• Motivational Interviewing
• Matrix Model for stimulant addictions
• Adolescent Community Reinforcement Approach (A-CRA) for co-occurring and substance abuse disorders
• Seven Challenges

Early identification and connection with community resources are focuses of a recovery-oriented system of care.   Staff shall outreach to health/medical facilities to introduce and teach the Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral and Treatment (SBIRT).   “SBIRT is a comprehensive, integrated, public health approach to the delivery of early intervention and treatment services for persons with substance use disorders, as well as those who are at risk of developing these...