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Stone Balancing

At TRI Center, our CRPAs can play a vital role at every stage of a person’s recovery. Our CRPAs
help individuals navigate the present and set goals for the future. CRPAs use their shared personal
lived experience to promote an individual’s recovery, offering support, advocacy, skill development
opportunities and linkage to needed services/resources. The CRPAs provide inspiration by way of
motivation, encouragement, support, and praise. Individual contact takes place face-to-face at TRI
Center treatment facilities, in the community, or via telehealth (phone, online).
 The following are the roles and responsibilities of TRI Center CRPA:


• Collaborate with individual to identify strengths 

• Assist individual in building recovery capital 

• Help individual identify existing supports; link them to recovery supports such as community 

and treatment resources that support their goals and interests 

• Provide education to individual about various pathways of recovery 

• Assist individual in the development of a personal self-directed recovery wellness plan 

• Discuss/assist with the review/revision (as needed) of the individual’s recovery wellness plan 

• May accompany individual to/from appointments (mutual aid groups, medical, legal, social 

services, detox) 

• Assist individual navigate the social services and medical systems (SSI, health insurance, 

housing, driver’s license, food stamps) 

• May help individual transition from incarceration, hospitalization, and inpatient residential treatment to community settings 

• Offer guidance in and models coping skills, reoccurrence prevention skills, problem-solving/ critical thinking skills based on shared life experiences 

• Model recovery core values 

• May provide Daily Living Skills training (e.g., using public transportation independently) 

• Community outreach and check-ins by phone, home visits, or mail 

• Provide continuing care (recovery support) after discharge

• Facilitate recovery groups 

• Advocate at the micro, mezzo, and macro level (e.g., speak at shelters, churches, community centers, city hall) 

• Attend supervision with supervisor once a week (group or individual) 

• Support clinical staff in treatment plan goals and pre-crisis, crisis, post-crisis situations 

• Attend case conference once a week 

• Follow Medicaid/HCBS peer support service delivery protocols 

• Document in Electronic Health Records (EHR) all services provided to individua


TRI Center offers an intensive yet rewarding program for becoming a Recovery Coach.  Read more about it here

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