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Building Adolescent and Family Recovery Capital Through an Alternative Peer Group

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1 CE Hour
Expires in 15 Days

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The Recovery Capital for Adolescents Model (RCAM) is framework for identifying assets to enhance and barriers to address in supporting youth’s recovery. We will use adolescents’ and their parents’ reflections and experiences (collected in a prior research study) to illustrate the RCAM and detail specific strategies recovery support models such as the Alternative Peer Group (APG) can use to (1) address recovery barriers and enhance recovery assets for youth with substance use disorders and (2) empower families of APG participants to support the recovery of their young person.

Target Audience
  • Counselors
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Psychologists
  • Social Workers
Learning Objectives
  • Identify sources of youth recovery capital
  • Describe ways that involving youth in recovery supports, such as alternative peer groups, can build recovery capital
  • Identify ways that parents can be involved to help build youth recovery capital

This program has been approved for 1.0 continuing education clock hours by the Louisiana Counseling Association as authorized by the Louisiana Professional Counselor Licensing Board of Examiners.

Addiction Counselors

This course has been approved by, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #198061, is responsible for all aspects of the programing. Counselor Skill Group: Counseling Services.


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Social Workers

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CE Policy and this educator have no conflicts of interest and have not received any commercial support for this program or its contents.
Dr. Emily Hennessy and Dr. Angela Nash

Emily A. Hennessy, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School and Associate Director of Biostatistics at the Recovery Research Institute (RRI). Dr. Hennessy’s research examines factors associated with health behavior change among adolescents. Her primary area of research, adolescent substance use disorder treatment and recovery, is currently funded by a career development award (K01) from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. This study examines social network and recovery capital mechanisms of the recovery process in adolescents using social identity mapping. Dr. Hennessy completed her Ph.D. in Community Research and Action at Vanderbilt University where she worked as a graduate research assistant on the first national empirical study of the effectiveness of Recovery High Schools (RHS), schools for youth with substance use disorders and comorbid diagnoses. This work led to her creation of the Recovery Capital Model for Adolescents (RCAM) an extension of the previous recovery capital model generated for adults. She completed her postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Connecticut in the Systematic Health Action Research Program Lab.

Dr. Nash is an Assistant Professor at the Cizik School of Nursing, the University of Texas Health Science Center- Houston. A Pediatric Nurse Practitioner with dual board certification in primary care and mental/behavioral health, her areas of expertise include adolescent substance misuse and disorders; recovery from substance use disorders for adolescents and pregnant/parenting women; health problems related to prenatal alcohol and drug exposures; and prevention and treatment of opioid misuse and addiction. Dr. Nash has collaborated with Alternative Peer Groups (APGs) in research and advocacy since 2011.

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