PRSS CoP Resources

Welcome to the Peer Recovery Support Services Community of Practice!  

CoPs provide a forum for you to share your perspectives, explore solutions, connect with your peers, and take away insights to improve your practice.

This CoP connects Recovery Community Organizations and others who deliver peer recovery support services.

Meeting Schedule:

CoP meetings are on the second Wednesday from 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM every other month.

Due to COVID-19 imposed restrictions, all meetings will be held virtually until further notice. 

Past CoP webinar recordings and other resources and tools

Webinars 2023

Webinar – Restorative Pathways: Community ReentryJanuary 11, 2023
This CoP, Community Reentry, builds on the previous CoPs, Expunging Your Record and Drug Court. It will focus on the fears, frustrations, and barriers faced by people reentering after incarceration, but also dwell on overcoming difficulties and rejoining communities. The panel members represent a broad spectrum of expertise and experience on the topic of reentry.

Laurie Foster, Deputy Director of the Division of Rehabilitative Services for the New Hampshire Department of Corrections
Erica Gilbert, CRSW, Family Services Coordinator at Navigating Recovery of the Lakes Region and the Laconia Doorway
Beth Morse, Graduate of CORE Program

Webinar Recording

Webinars 2022

Webinar – Restorative Pathways: Drug CourtsNovember 9, 2022
This CoP builds upon the previous and popular Restorative Pathways: Expunging your Records CoP by focusing on how New Hampshire Drug Courts are helping to promote recovery and providing advice and insights on navigating this important part of the judicial system.
Webinar Recording

Webinar – Restorative Pathways: Expunging Your RecordSeptember 14, 2022
Learn about expunging a criminal record – understand the step-by-step legal process and hear about the personal perspective. Participants will be better equipped to advise and motivate those who seek to expunge their criminal records. The meeting helps shift the conversation from incarceration to community.
Webinar Recording


Webinar – Moving Through Recovery: Move a Muscle, Change a ThoughtJuly 13, 2022
Explore how exercise and meditative movement can help reduce stress, restore balance, strengthen the immune system, and enhance an inner sense of well being for individuals as they move through recovery.
Webinar Recording
Benefits of Exercise in Addiction Recovery
The Phoenix’s Sober Active Community Model

Webinar – The Sound of HealingMay 18, 2022
Tune in to how music and sound can help individuals share stories, express emotions, and connect to an inner sense of well-being that will enhance their recovery journey and practice.
Webinar Recording
Music Therapy in Recovery
From Drug Addict to Sound Healer: A Journey of Transformation – Kelvin Young, RSS

Webinar – The Power of Expression in RecoveryMarch 9, 2022
Webinar Recording
Snowbound poem by Natasha Lynne Vogdes
Art at Hope Recovery presentation
The Power of Expression in Recovery; Journaling and Creative Arts Workshop – April 26 – June 14, 2022

Webinars 2021

Webinar – Recovering Together Cafe – Recovery is a Gift! – December 8, 2021
The Greater Tilton Area Family Resource Center

Webinar – Celebrating Recovery and Community ConnectionSeptember 29, 2021

Webinar – Finding Recovery In and Outside the Walls: Criminal Justice & RecoveryJuly 14, 2021

Webinar – Recovery: It’s a Family AffairMay 12, 2021

Webinar – Trauma Informed Care within Recovery Services– March 10, 2021

Webinar Recording

Webinar – Harm Reduction within Recovery Services– January 13, 2021

Webinars 2020
Webinar – Strengthening the Connection between Recovery Community Organizations (RCOs) and Mental Health Peer Support Agencies (PSAs) – April 29, 2020

Webinar/In-Person – Understanding Role of and Strategies for Incorporating Gender Identity & Sexual Orientation in Peer Recovery Support Services – January 29, 2020

Webinars 2019
Webinar/In-Person – Strategies for Identifying & Avoiding Burnout Among Staff Who Deliver Peer Recovery Support Services (Part II) – October 23, 2019

Webinar/In-Person – Strategies for Identifying & Avoiding Burnout Among Staff Who Deliver Peer Recovery Support Services – July 31, 2019

  • Webinar Recording
  • Presentation Slides
    • Personal Experience With Burnout and the Importance of Recognizing It (Sandra Bouchard & Kelly Riley)
    • Strategies for Identifying & Avoiding Burnout Among Staff Who Deliver Peer Recovery Support Services (Arthur Woodard, MSW, SOULcial Worker/HELPer)
  • Handouts: Self-Care Wheel Assessment

Webinar/In-Person – Standards for Recovery Housing and Building the Capacity for New Hampshire – April 24, 2019

  • Presentation Slides:
    • Status of Recovery Housing (Lindy Keller, NH Bureau of Drug & Alcohol Services)
    • National Alliances for Recovery Residences (David Sheridan, Founder & President)
    • New Hampshire Coalition of Recovery Residences (NHCORR Staff: Kristine Paquette, Andrew West, Kathleen Ryan)
  • Follow-up Questions & Answers

Webinar/In-Person – Implementing Recovery Coaching in the Emergency Department: Considerations and Perspectives from Early Adopters – January 23, 2019

Webinars 2018
Webinar/In-Person – Organizational Functioning – May 22, 2018

In-Person – Recruiting, Retaining & Recognizing Volunteers – February 28, 2018

Webinars 2017
Webinar – Creative Outreach Efforts to Increase Recruitment for PRSS – December 13, 2017

Webinar – Using Website and Social Media Marketing to Increase Visibility of Recovery Community Organizations – October 4, 2017

Webinar – Telephone Recovery Supports (TRS) – March 24, 2017

Webinar – Roles for Peers Providing Recovery Support – January 23, 2017

Webinars 2016
Webinar/In-Person – Learning Session – October 24, 2016

A Review & Discussion of CRSW Requirements, CAPRSS Standards for Recovery Coaches and Training Opportunities

Webinar – Kickoff Webinar – August 23, 2016